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Hey guys. So basically in paper 1 is education, theories and mic.

The 10 Marker is likely to be a research methods questions. My sixth form has not made this clear ever and never have us practise.

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Outline and explain two ethical issues of unstructured interviews


Looks easy by I have no idea what to say

Or outline and explain 2 reasons why not all positivists may use secondary data


I usually get B's and A's but I know METHODS will let me down. Any tips for mic? Every topic I studied in detail except that.
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Hey just work on structure if you got that it be much easier, and acuatlly no one really knows what the theory and method question will be on it may not be about a method but like two reasons why socilogy cannot be a science
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Hey just work on structure if you got that it be much easier, and acuatlly no one really knows what the theory and method question will be on it may not be about a method but like two reasons why socilogy cannot be a science



What structure do you know of? Thanks
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In our sixth form we follow an acronym called
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(Original post by xnajia)
Hey guys. So basically in paper 1 is education, theories and mic.

The 10 Marker is likely to be a research methods questions. My sixth form has not made this clear ever and never have us practise.

A question like

Outline and explain two ethical issues of unstructured interviews


Looks easy by I have no idea what to say

Or outline and explain 2 reasons why not all positivists may use secondary data


I usually get B's and A's but I know METHODS will let me down. Any tips for mic? Every topic I studied in detail except that.
For the first one, that is a deceiving question. You could say that in certain research areas such as antischool subculture you could obtain guilty knowledge about what a pttp has dones which may be incriminating to include.

Or because you lack structure you could stray into a distressing tangent when researching student variables such as how their race/sexuality/gender affects their learning as they may be enduring bullying and such.

The second one is practicality and reliability. Just flesh it out with examples of that, for example Positivists love reliable data as it reflects the scientific method they strive for, secondary data is unreliable as it is created by someone else so you don't know whether their method of data colletion is replicable. For practical reasons you can simply say that secondary data may not cover the area you wish to research if you're researching something that hasn't been researched as much, lets say you want a set of data about the experiences of LGBT people in Sierra Leone but it hasn't been researched so you lack the secondary data you need. Therefore some Positivists may prefer primary research data as you can collect it yourself so it suits your research aims.
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for intro
W what methods define it
W who would use it
W why
W who wouldn't use it
E examples

Then
P practical (1 para)
E ethical ( 1para)
R reliable
V valid
E evidence/ examples
R representatives
T theoretical (1 para)
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(Original post by wolfieblob)
For the first one, that is a deceiving question. You could say that in certain research areas such as antischool subculture you could obtain guilty knowledge about what a pttp has dones which may be incriminating to include.

Or because you lack structure you could stray into a distressing tangent when researching student variables such as how their race/sexuality/gender affects their learning as they may be enduring bullying and such.

The second one is practicality and reliability. Just flesh it out with examples of that, for example Positivists love reliable data as it reflects the scientific method they strive for, secondary data is unreliable as it is created by someone else so you don't know whether their method of data colletion is replicable. For practical reasons you can simply say that secondary data may not cover the area you wish to research if you're researching something that hasn't been researched as much, lets say you want a set of data about the experiences of LGBT people in Sierra Leone but it hasn't been researched so you lack the secondary data you need. Therefore some Positivists may prefer primary research data as you can collect it yourself so it suits your research aims.
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using unstructured interviews: unethical - due to the fact there are no pre-set questions personal QS which could be asked therefore make the interviewee feel uncomfortable - the fact that it can deviate from the actual topic that has been asked.

( i though about that logically but it depends of the context of the question.

btw - does anyone have notes on families & households so I can print it off?? its an emergency
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using unstructured interviews: unethical - due to the fact there are no pre-set questions personal QS which could be asked therefore make the interviewee feel uncomfortable - the fact that it can deviate from the actual topic that has been asked.

( i though about that logically but it depends of the context of the question.

btw - does anyone have notes on families & households so I can print it off?? its an emergency
Any specific FH topic? I might have it scanned to email, will have to check
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Any specific FH topic? I might have it scanned to email, will have to check
Literally just the entire topic
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Literally just the entire topic
Message me your email and I'll try to send it!


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