Choosing a research method

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Question 1

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What is a Primary source of data?
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  • Information the sociologist collected themselves
  • Information collected by a group
  • Information taken off of the internet

Question 2

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What is the source of secondary data?
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  • An interview (face to face)
  • Official statistics produced by a government
  • Gaining consent

Question 3

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Select a practical issue.
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  • Confidentiality
  • Subject matter
  • Validity

Question 4

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An ethical issue refers to a moral issue of right and wrong.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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What do Positivists prefer?
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  • Qualitative data
  • Quantitative data
  • Society's values
  • Discover patterns of behaviour

Question 6

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What is meant by representativeness?
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  • A typical cross-section of a group
  • A sample of a wider population
  • Influenced by the methodological perspective
  • It can be repeated

Question 7

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What is the difference between Positivist sociologists and Interpretavist sociologists?
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  • Positivists seek to understand social actors meanings, and Interpretavists see sociology as a science.
  • Positivists prefer quantitative data, and Interpretavists discover patterns of behaviour
  • Positivists see sociology as science and Interpretavists prefer qualitative data

Question 8

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What do sociologists test their theories with?
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  • Quantitative data
  • Qualitative data
  • Practical issues
  • Ethical issues

Question 9

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What is an advantage of using primary data?
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  • Obtain a first-hand picture
  • It can be costly
  • How much time it takes
  • Someone else has produced the information

Question 10

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What are the differences between qualitative and quantitative data?
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  • Quantitative refers to information in numerical form while qualitative gives a feel for what something is like
  • Quantitative gives a feel for what something is like. Qualitative refers to something in numerical form
  • Quantitative may include official statistics in numerical form, and qualitative may also do this

Question 11

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What does validity mean?
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  • A valid method can be repeated for a whole cross-section of the group that the sociologist is interested in
  • A valid method is another word for reliability and is replicable
  • A valid method is one that produces true or genuine picture of what something is really like

Question 12

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Select 3 ETHICAL issues
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  • Time and money
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Covert research
  • Research opportunity
  • Informed consent

Question 13

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What type of data is a diary considered as?
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  • A statistic
  • Qualitative data
  • Documents

Question 14

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Functionalists favour the Positivist view.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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Marxists favour the Positivist view
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  • True
  • False
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