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OCR Sociology G671 Pre Release May 2012

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    Thought i'd start a thread regarding the pre release for the g671 exam this coming may. Got the prerelease last week, Nayaks research in Displaced Masculinities in Newcastle. I'm think its going to be on participant observation? what are peoples thoughts? this is my third attempt at it haha so i need to nail it, struggling to get past a D and both times I've copied my teachers model answer word for word and it seems I'm not getting very far, he's a bit crap
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    hi can you help mee. ive basically moved from another city and its taken me ages to get into a new college n stuff, so ive missed quite abit about learning the research stuff on this unit etcc..
    ive got the pre release and a friend has gaven me a model answer but i have no idea what i'm ment to write about?
    can anyone help me with how i should structure my answer in the exam and what am i ment to put? like am i ment to write about methods used, weaknesses strengths?

    any help will be really appreciated as my teacher is really unhelpful and i just have no idea what im writing about !!
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    ahhh sounds a pain. I haven't done a model answer on it but i've got a load of stuff i reckon needs to go in, providing the question is about participant observation. Which is basically where the researcher just analyses the subjects from a distance and has no direct contact. This is basically what i have so far
    - Aim and Rationale - just a brief para on what Nayak did and state his aim
    - Fitness for purpose - was his research fit for Nayaks aim and what he wanted to achieve, in this case he had to use methological plurasm as he had to use a variety of methods
    - Gatekeepers - who did he have to seek permission from? Headteachers, Parents etc.
    - Qualative date - explain what it is, Nayak looked at views and opinions of his subjects rather than using questionaries which would be quantative.
    - Interpretevist Approach - Arguments for and against using Qualative data, mention ecological validity as the research was done in their own environment.
    - Micro Approach - small group of people, potentially not the most reliable sample
    - Operationalised - the questions were easy to understand before he decided to opt for participant observation
    - Covert observation - Unethical?
    - Going Native - Always bumps into his subjects not necessarily on purpose
    - Lots of observation needed as the charger kids were never in school so research could not be gathered
    - Piloted - iron out any problems before his undertaking his research
    - Ethical Approach - how was it ethical and how wasn't it
    - 'Vestenien' - Waberian word, means looking at the research from their point of view.
    - Reflectivity - He is observing but his data is reflective of his own perceptions of what he is seeing, so it might be bias.
    - Conclusion - Just state what Nayak found.
    Hope this helps, just what i've got so far.
    Anyone else got any ideas, anything i might of missed worth mentioning?
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    Ha mate I'm in exactly the same position as you!! Haven't got anything else to add yet but I'll be sure to post when I do. Need to bloody destroy this exam I shall prevail
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    its such a ballache, i've got uni or no uni riding heavily on this exam hahah. Yeah let us know if you come across anything else
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    Has anyone got a model answer for this pre-release? For the january one, one was put up on TSR along with possible questions but i can't find it
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    Ah I'm doing this Pre Release as well; FML I really struggled on Q4 with my timing and remembering all the studies in January! Any tips on what I could do instead of memorising so many studies!?
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    (Original post by BenEdwards1)
    its such a ballache, i've got uni or no uni riding heavily on this exam hahah. Yeah let us know if you come across anything else
    http://social.ocr.org.uk/files/ocr/A...ne%202012.docx

    found that on the OCR forums just some questions to make sure you understand the pre-release properly. The other link is the revision guide if you haven't got one yet what the hell are you waiting for?!?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Student-Supp...3993467&sr=8-1

    Yh same got 7 exams mate youre not the only one! Need a B in sociology overall atleast
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    I think the Q4 is about analysis Ethnographies in researching the experiences of young working class men.
    Oh well not "I think". It's from my teacher's Easter homework for us.
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    (Original post by narli)
    hi can you help mee. ive basically moved from another city and its taken me ages to get into a new college n stuff, so ive missed quite abit about learning the research stuff on this unit etcc..
    ive got the pre release and a friend has gaven me a model answer but i have no idea what i'm ment to write about?
    can anyone help me with how i should structure my answer in the exam and what am i ment to put? like am i ment to write about methods used, weaknesses strengths?

    any help will be really appreciated as my teacher is really unhelpful and i just have no idea what im writing about !!
    Hey,

    This is how my teacher said we should structure question 4:

    - Methods
    - Theories
    - Strengths
    - Weaknesses
    - Justifications
    - Alternatives
    - Conclusion

    If you need any more detail on any of these then I can help
    Did you take this exam in January then? I did and got a D so I'm retaking :/

    Megan
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    (Original post by Megan Heath)
    Hey,

    This is how my teacher said we should structure question 4:

    - Methods
    - Theories
    - Strengths
    - Weaknesses
    - Justifications
    - Alternatives
    - Conclusion

    If you need any more detail on any of these then I can help
    Did you take this exam in January then? I did and got a D so I'm retaking :/

    Megan
    see i have no idea what am writing about, my teachers going to give me a model answer when i come back so ill give you that. A01 mark and A02b mark could be the same right? as in we could make a model answer and use the A01 and A02b in the exam but chaange A02a depending on what its about?
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    (Original post by Megan Heath)
    Hey,

    This is how my teacher said we should structure question 4:

    - Methods
    - Theories
    - Strengths
    - Weaknesses
    - Justifications
    - Alternatives
    - Conclusion

    If you need any more detail on any of these then I can help
    Did you take this exam in January then? I did and got a D so I'm retaking :/

    Megan
    hi, just wondering what you would mention about theories? wouldn't even know where to start as its a research question. cheers
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    (Original post by narli)
    see i have no idea what am writing about, my teachers going to give me a model answer when i come back so ill give you that. A01 mark and A02b mark could be the same right? as in we could make a model answer and use the A01 and A02b in the exam but chaange A02a depending on what its about?
    Yeah I think AO1 is the same but A02 changes depending on the question. I haven't done much work on the new pre-release so I'm not really sure
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    (Original post by BenEdwards1)
    hi, just wondering what you would mention about theories? wouldn't even know where to start as its a research question. cheers
    Hi,

    You would write about:

    - What was the theoretical viewpoint in the study used? Positivism/Interpretivism
    - Describe this theoretical viewpoint in detail
    - What are this theories main concerns with research methods?
    - Why does this theory like the method used?
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    Has anyone got a model answer for the pre-release?
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    (Original post by michellemarcus)
    Has anyone got a model answer for the pre-release?
    No sorry, if you find one please let me know!
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    (Original post by Megan Heath)
    No sorry, if you find one please let me know!

    Will do! For the Jan exam there were looooooads up but can't seem to find one for this exam!
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    (Original post by michellemarcus)
    Will do! For the Jan exam there were looooooads up but can't seem to find one for this exam!
    Thank you Ah really? That's so annoying :/
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    hey guys
    can someone tell me the way i should structure the 16 and 24 mark question
    im confused about the 24th one, looking back at past papers some questions came up like '' explain and briefly evaluate the role of the family in socialissing females into a femine identy''
    what would we incude? can we include other agencies?
    please help! and also.. has anyone got a definition for socialisation
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    Anyone got a model answer for Q4?

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