AQA A2 Sociology Unit 3 - Beliefs - Ideology

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1. What are fabrication of facts?

  • Bias due to funding and opportunity
  • When the research is highly constructed to get the result
  • When the research is biased due to evidence
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2. What is a Paradigm according to Kuhn?

  • Subjective evidence
  • Shared set of assumptions that link to how something is researched
  • A model which explains a theory

3. Who looks at open belief systems?

  • Giddens
  • Mclaughlin
  • Popper
  • Kuhn

4. What is an open belief system?

  • Religion - Beliefs that are open to change
  • Science - Theories are open to scrutiny and change and are not the full truth
  • Science - Theories that believe they are true and don't change

5. Who supports Kuhns claim about Paradigms and why?

  • Nedrick - Look to evidence to prove their theories
  • Karin Knorr-Centina - Fabrication of facts
  • Giddens - Falsify their findings to make the answers valid

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