Methods in Context

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A2 AQA Sociology

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Methods in Context
1 Domestic Violence
1.1 Private
1.1.1 Participant Observation not possible
1.2 Under-reported and under-recorded
1.2.1 Lack Validity
1.3 Victims hard to access
1.3.1 Hard to gain a representative sample
1.4 Sensitive topic
1.4.1 Unstructured interviews effective
1.4.1.1 Rapport
1.4.2 Confidentiality
2 Violent Crime
2.1 Relies on the victims memory
2.1.1 Reduce validity
2.2 Violence is spontaneous
2.2.1 Observation is difficult and time consuming
2.3 Researching gangs is difficult
2.3.1 Covert Participant Observation
2.3.1.1 Ethical problems
2.3.1.2 Risk to researcher
2.3.1.3 Maintaining covert role
2.4 Offenders of violence
2.4.1 Difficult cooperation
3 Corporate Crime
3.1 Under-reported by the media
3.1.1 Difficult to define
3.1.1.1 Crime statistics likely to lack validity
3.2 Complex
3.2.1 Organisations in more than one country
3.2.1.1 Time consuming
3.2.1.2 Expensive
3.3 Difficult access
3.3.1 Those in positions of power
3.3.1.1 Ensure their actions aren't defined as criminal
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