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  1. Is it true that practical factors are the most important factor when choosing a method of research?

    However governments tend to invest on researches in specific fields such as transport, health, crime and housing. Overall funding can be seen as a key factor in choosing a research method. (Haralambos & Holborn) In addition the choice of topic crucial in deciding a method of research. When doing a particular study, researchers must initially decide on the topic of the research. Moreover, they must be aware that people may be offended by the topic being researched. An example, many sociologist are concerned about the extent of research in the negative side of African Caribbean life, with studies on school failure, lower levels of job success and even claimed that higher rate of criminality have led to critics arguing that a continued association is made between race and criminality or race and failure.

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  2. Revision Notes on Research Methods for Studying Society

    is likely to be useful. How Do Sociologists Collect And Analyse Data And Evaluate Their Research? Generalisation - ?are general statements and conclusions that apply to the whole population, not just the sample. Representative - ?is when the sample used is typical of the population in general. Data Collection Once a researcher has carried out a pilot study, made any necessary changes to it and selected a sample, he or she is ready to begin the process of gathering data.

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  3. How Families Have Been Portrayed in the Media

    The wife asked the father to go instead of her solely because the teacher is a male. The husband then said, ?I?ll have a real man to man talk with him?. This portrays the stereotypes and gender roles that women and men faced in the 1950?s; women were more emotional and the ones to stay at home, while men were rather tough and had the most authority in the household. The two brothers, Beaver and Wally treat their parents with great respect and have family conversations about concerns they are having in their life.

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Sociology is the study of societies, the ways in which they are organised and the groups of which they are comprised. You'll be studying the family, social control, gender, poverty and the world of work amongst many other topics. There will be plenty of discussion and many contentious issues to debate and you'll pick up some valuable skills along the way. In order to succeed you'll need to develop abilities in analysis and interpretation, in critically appraising ideas and policies and in expressing yourself verbally and in writing.

The assessment is done by examination and Marked by Teachers can help you gain the necessary skills. Our site has a large number of GCSE Sociology answers that you can access, gaining an insight into what makes a good essay for the subject at this level.GCSE Sociology is great preparation if you have designs on studying it at Advanced level but it is also a useful subject to have studied if you are going onto take Geography, Politics or Economics.


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