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Now that unit one is over. Just thought if we could focus on this unit now and start a trend.
Any tips and tricks to tackle this unit bearing in mind i need to so amazing well in this now

In particularly with the structure of method in context questions and how you'd apply it to secondary data such as official statistics, historical docs etc.

Any predictions? that some of your teachers may had said (theyre usually right)

Structure of 12 markers, 20 markers too!!!!!!!!!
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Me too, really need help with research methods. Feel like I know education really well but I really want to get my predicted A. How did you find the families paper?


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Me too, really need help with research methods. Feel like I know education really well but I really want to get my predicted A. How did you find the families paper?


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Feeling the exact same! And I did culture and identity instead I heard the family paper was quite hard. Hope you've done well, I'm unsure on how it went for me my weakness was time management :-( therefore I need to do extra well on this so the pressures on!


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Dreading this exam! The family one was awful!!


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feeling relatively comfortable for the 2nd paper. in my opinion the first paper was relatively good despite bringing up a question on a neglected topic like ageing population. Luckily I went over it. I treat the 12 marker as a concise short essay highlighting main points. the methods In context is my weakness but believe I can score 12-14 marks on it, in which my other essays ill try to get 17-18. For methods in context my teacher says always mention triangulation in the conclusion to make method stronger! good luck guys
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Okay guys so basically i've had an exam every day in this week and now im starting to revise for this.. any tips and help?
Im putting all the unit on revision cards because the only way for me to remember stuff is to put em on this otherwise I'd forget!

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Okay guys so basically i've had an exam every day in this week and now im starting to revise for this.. any tips and help?
Im putting all the unit on revision cards because the only way for me to remember stuff is to put em on this otherwise I'd forget!

Good idea. I have one everyday next week unfortunately given up with education now. Methods is definitely going to terrible.





Any help for 20 marks especially in methods anyone?


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Good idea. I have one everyday next week unfortunately given up with education now. Methods is definitely going to terrible.





Any help for 20 marks especially in methods anyone?


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In methods in context:
Talk about strengths and limitations of the research method but relate it to educations and in particular the subject in the item to get the good marks. You also need to discuss methodological perspectives so positivist and interpretivist perspectives. You need to make about 2-3 strengths and limitations (so 2-3 each) and make sure you link back to context.
You don't need to have studies to support your answer for the MIC questions but it may help depending on the question.

In the last 20 marker on RM:
If the question asks 'assess the problems sociologists may face using laboratory experiments'
For this question, do not just discuss the problems. By assess you need to give counter arguments backed up with studies and/or examples. Make sure you know at least 3 strengths and 3 limitations for each research method. Don't forget a brief intro and conclusion. Intro should include what the research method is, how it is carried out. Conclusion should briefly sum up points and consider effectiveness.
Throughout your essay make sure to mention the fact that there practical, ethical and theoretical constraints.

My teacher taught us a really good wha to remember the different constraints

PET - practical, ethical and theoretical.

PRACTICAL - 'RAFT'
R - Recording
A - Access
F - Funding
T - Time

ETHICAL - 'MAID'
M - Moral
A - After effects
I - Illegal
D - Dangerous

THEORETICAL - 'RIPOVR' (RIP Our Vomiting Rat)
R - Reliable
I - Interpretivist
P - Positivist
O - Objective
V - Valid
R - Representativeness

Try and structure your essay in order of these constraints. For example "a practical consideration of overt participant is the fact that it may be difficult to record data".

Relax guys, the examiners take into consideration the fact that we are 17 year olds in exam conditions. (Apparently) Hope you all get on okay and this helps.

Good luck!


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(Original post by sophiedurrant)
In methods in context:
Talk about strengths and limitations of the research method but relate it to educations and in particular the subject in the item to get the good marks. You also need to discuss methodological perspectives so positivist and interpretivist perspectives. You need to make about 2-3 strengths and limitations (so 2-3 each) and make sure you link back to context.
You don't need to have studies to support your answer for the MIC questions but it may help depending on the question.

In the last 20 marker on RM:
If the question asks 'assess the problems sociologists may face using laboratory experiments'
For this question, do not just discuss the problems. By assess you need to give counter arguments backed up with studies and/or examples. Make sure you know at least 3 strengths and 3 limitations for each research method. Don't forget a brief intro and conclusion. Intro should include what the research method is, how it is carried out. Conclusion should briefly sum up points and consider effectiveness.
Throughout your essay make sure to mention the fact that there practical, ethical and theoretical constraints.

My teacher taught us a really good wha to remember the different constraints

PET - practical, ethical and theoretical.

PRACTICAL - 'RAFT'
R - Recording
A - Access
F - Funding
T - Time

ETHICAL - 'MAID'
M - Moral
A - After effects
I - Illegal
D - Dangerous

THEORETICAL - 'RIPOVR' (RIP Our Vomiting Rat)
R - Reliable
I - Interpretivist
P - Positivist
O - Objective
V - Valid
R - Representativeness

Try and structure your essay in order of these constraints. For example "a practical consideration of overt participant is the fact that it may be difficult to record data".

Relax guys, the examiners take into consideration the fact that we are 17 year olds in exam conditions. (Apparently) Hope you all get on okay and this helps.

Good luck!


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What about if it's an examine question how do you tackle it ?? Is it the same way as an Asess question ??
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What about if it's an examine question how do you tackle it ?? Is it the same way as an Asess question ??
Yes it's exactly the same.


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Heyy guys,
How did everyone find today's unit 2 exams? I hated the last question...I honestly have no idea as to what I was required to do?
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Love it! The education part was sent from heaven omg! Wasn't so keen on research methods


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Heyy guys,
How did everyone find today's unit 2 exams? I hated the last question...I honestly have no idea as to what I was required to do?
Introduction:


Definition of Positivism
Definition of Interpretivism


Application:


Both Positivists and Interpetivists approach ethical problems which limit their choice of research method


1. Informed Consent (explain)
2.Confidentiality (explain)
3.Deception (explain)
4. Interviewer's effects (for example psychological and physical harm)


You can refer these ethical issues to different research methods, for example postal questionnaires - low response rate, therefore highly unrepresentative, and therefore it is easy to maintain confidentiality.

I don't know if it's correct though.


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