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AQA Sociology Unit 1 17/05 & Unit 2 23/05 - Official Thread 2016 watch

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    (Original post by ellendp99)
    1. serial monogamy- I wrote something along the lines of "when people have a series of relationships which are each loyal to that person" (I hadn't learnt this but it seems like common sense)

    2. domestic abuse is an example of women's exploitation in the home- Dobash and Dobash (domestic violence is caused by women challenging men's authority) and Ansara and Hindin (women suffer more domestic violence than men and it has more severe psychological consequences)

    3. three reasons for women having children later-
    A- impact of paid work, the roles have been broken down and women are no longer just the expressive role- they may go to work and focus on their career first and have children later
    B- introduction of effective contraception- allows intimacy without reproduction- people can plan when they have kids more and often opt to have them later
    C- later age of marriage- due to it being dis-embedded from the economic system, individualisation thesis, changing norms

    4. two policies affecting the experience of childhood
    A- laws preventing children from working before the age of 16- thus seen as needing protection, creates golden age of childhood- I compared this to in the middle ages where children were simply "mini adults"- Aries found painting depicted them like this
    B- laws against child abuse- children seen as vulnerable and needing protection, child centred family, different views to in the middle ages where children were called "it" (Shorter)

    5. evaluating the Marxist contributions of theories of the family
    - society is based on division between capitalist and working class
    -Marxists see the family as perpetuating this in three ways- as a unit of consumption, for the inheritance of property and for ideological functions
    - family is a safe haven (Eli Zaretsky) and men can take their anger out and then return to work to continue serving capitalism
    -Fran Ansley- women are the takers of ****- absorb men's anger in the home
    - contradicted by the functionalist argument
    -functionalists argue that Marxists ignore the benefits of the family for its members and for society
    -.e.g. Murdock- 4 functions- socialisation, economic needs, reproduction and stabilisation of sex drive
    - Marxists also criticised by feminists- who say Marxists focus too much on class inequalities, and forget about gender inequalities
    -conclusion- all structural theories are criticised by the personal life perspective
    -Nordqvist and Smart- emphasise the importance of bottom up approaches, criticise Marxist approach because it is a top down approach

    RESEARCH METHODS
    1. two ethical issues (4 marks)
    -Harm to ppts- may affect what type of method they use
    -deception- Milgram- they thought they had actually killed someone- may need debriefing, also affects the type of method they use

    2. 16 marker about the use of official stats
    +representative
    -criticised by interpretivists such as Cicourel for lacking depth
    + free, easy to access, useful as a preliminary tool
    - may not be relevant as collected for government purposes
    + objective, liked by Durkhiem- comparison of suicide between Protestants and Catholics
    + can make comparisons and see differences or trends across time
    - cannot actually make comparisons because the government manipulate definitions- e,g. the definition of unemployment has changed 30 times, so can't actually make comparisons


    wow, this sounds absolutley amazing well done!!!!
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    (Original post by tterb)
    the research methods question only asked for advantages???? i only wrote about disadvantages in the conclusion?? wouldnt it make sense for you to loose marks if you wrote about disadvantages as the question asked for advantages?
    Yeah but you need to link it to disadvantages, as well as exploring what research method 'Statistics' are. If you just plainly outlined the advantages it's bound to be capped at low marks because that's not really an essay response! I'd say the max you'd get is 7 if you really explained well!

    Intro: Defining what Stats/secondary reseatch is.
    Para 1: Which Theoretical view likes the use of secondary/statistical research adding in the advantages of macroscale/positivist views
    Para 2: Hard Statistics, briefly explain what they are, mainly explain the advantages and evaluate with disadvantages.
    Para 3: Soft Statistics, briefly explain, mainly ads, eval disads.
    Para 4(optional): non official stats, briefly explain, mainly ads, eval disads.
    Conclusion: Summarising all of the points together.
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    (Original post by Jzarin)
    i think you would get definitely low 40s probably 42/43
    but you know your six marker
    how did you explain infant mortality rate and dual earner as delaying childbirth, they sound quite interesting


    i put;
    changing ambitions
    better educational opportunities
    financial issues and then explained them

    Would be very happy with that !

    - child centredness I said because they now focus on the children they have a lot more and talked about what it is
    - infant mortality rate because of children surviving past an early age meaning that births have become less as women won't feel to have as many children but explain properly in exam
    - families being smaller I said because this would stop birth rates because of both men and women now being allowed out to work so Stop birth rates because men and women are dual earners I can't explain properly what I wrote but not sure on that point
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    (Original post by Jzarin)
    wow, this sounds absolutley amazing well done!!!!
    I hope it gets a good grade... Thank you! hoping I got similar answers to everybody else
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    I feel like the 16MQ in Research Methods was slightly unfair as I only wrote about advantages since that's what it asked me to do. But apparently other people wrote about the disadvantages too! Will I lose marks?
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    (Original post by abbeyjayne)
    I feel like the 16MQ in Research Methods was slightly unfair as I only wrote about advantages since that's what it asked me to do. But apparently other people wrote about the disadvantages too! Will I lose marks?
    yes you will loose marks because you didn't evaluate it , it said evaluate in the question aswell which means you need to use disadvantages too . You only needed like 5 / 6 advantages with 2 disadvantages for full marks , if all points are valid . It depends how many advantages you wrote but I think you could loose about 4/6 marks
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    (Original post by bethgroves)
    yes you will loose marks because you didn't evaluate it , it said evaluate in the question aswell which means you need to use disadvantages too . You only needed like 5 / 6 advantages with 2 disadvantages for full marks , if all points are valid . It depends how many advantages you wrote but I think you could loose about 4/6 marks
    Oh I wrote 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages?
    How many marks if they're all valid?
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    (Original post by Louise12307)
    Oh I wrote 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages?
    How many marks if they're all valid?
    Generally it's not about quantity but rather quality- I wrote about roughly the same. If all your points explicitly answer the question, I would definitely say you got full marks or a high band mark. For lengthy questions like so, all they mostly care about is if you link back(obviously with the right content).

    3 advantages and 3 disadvantages is a good bunch in my opinion. I hope you do well!
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    (Original post by bethgroves)
    yes you will loose marks because you didn't evaluate it , it said evaluate in the question aswell which means you need to use disadvantages too . You only needed like 5 / 6 advantages with 2 disadvantages for full marks , if all points are valid . It depends how many advantages you wrote but I think you could loose about 4/6 marks
    Dammit. I did 4 advantages. AQA are really testing our limits with questions this year. Like in Psychology, they wrote two questions weirdly too... I'm praying they don't do this to me in biology tomorrow now.
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    (Original post by Defraction)
    Generally it's not about quantity but rather quality- I wrote about roughly the same. If all your points explicitly answer the question, I would definitely say you got full marks or a high band mark. For lengthy questions like so, all they mostly care about is if you link back(obviously with the right content).

    3 advantages and 3 disadvantages is a good bunch in my opinion. I hope you do well!
    Okay thank goodness! I hope you do well also!
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    is this a level sociology?or gcse?
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    (Original post by Louise12307)
    Oh I wrote 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages?
    How many marks if they're all valid?
    thats actually too many disadvantages, you are only supposed to evaluate the advantages with disadvantages - our class attended a conference by Keith Trobe, who is a chief examiner and also wrote the official book, and said that it should be around 90 per cent advantages, 10 per cent disadvantages.
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    (Original post by popcornjpg)
    thats actually too many disadvantages, you are only supposed to evaluate the advantages with disadvantages - our class attended a conference by Keith Trobe, who is a chief examiner and also wrote the official book, and said that it should be around 90 per cent advantages, 10 per cent disadvantages.
    your class attended a conference with him? you're so lucky
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    (Original post by popcornjpg)
    thats actually too many disadvantages, you are only supposed to evaluate the advantages with disadvantages - our class attended a conference by Keith Trobe, who is a chief examiner and also wrote the official book, and said that it should be around 90 per cent advantages, 10 per cent disadvantages.
    Do you lose marks for too many disadvantages???
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    (Original post by Bubbles98)
    Do you lose marks for too many disadvantages???
    I don't think you lose marks for writing disadvantages, its more like you lose marks for not having enough advantages, since there is no negative marking

    so if your answer is balanced, you should only expect up to 10 marks
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    (Original post by popcornjpg)
    I don't think you lose marks for writing disadvantages, its more like you lose marks for not having enough advantages, since there is no negative marking

    so if your answer is balanced, you should only expect up to 10 marks
    I evaluated each advantage with an advantage, instead of doing a full counter point, is this OK?
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    (Original post by popcornjpg)
    I don't think you lose marks for writing disadvantages, its more like you lose marks for not having enough advantages, since there is no negative marking

    so if your answer is balanced, you should only expect up to 10 marks
    I think i had like 7 advantages and 5 disadvantages what would i get for that if i have expanded them fully with pet formula and a conclusion
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    (Original post by danielnoruwa)
    I evaluated each advantage with an advantage, instead of doing a full counter point, is this OK?
    I assume you meant to write disadvantage, and yes, it's how you're supposed to do it
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    Hey guys.
    What's the percentages that counts towards your final grades for each paper?
    Also i only wrote on advantage and one disadvantage for research methods, and only one (well-developed) advantage on method in context (due to bad time management)
    Would this drastically bring down my grade?
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    (Original post by DeepMeaning)
    Hey guys.
    What's the percentages that counts towards your final grades for each paper?
    Also i only wrote on advantage and one disadvantage for research methods, and only one (well-developed) advantage on method in context (due to bad time management)
    Would this drastically bring down my grade?

    Each paper are 50%.

    I'm afraid if you only wrote one adv. and on disadvantae you're will not get more than 10.
    And again in methods in context, one paragraph is way too short, you should have started with this one and the item one. Always start where the MARKS ARE: you don't wanna start with the small and not have time for the big ones

    Also don't worry! You have next year to catch up, these exams don't really count as its linear now
 
 
 
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