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As part of the Education paper there is a section on research methods a 20 and 10 marker. The 20 mark I fully understand but the 10 mark question is confusing me. I'm not exactly sure what the things the question could ask will be, as in the specimen paper its on 'sociology as a science'. Can anyone clarify what could be in it or how best to answer it?? thanks
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The question is more focused on the theory of method's so interpretivism and positivism, and obviously it could simply be a question asking about methods.

Either way, you're gonna need to know those two sides, and a lot of points in which you'll make can be linked to the major theories like functionalism but the question won't be focused around that.

So i don't think you need to study the depth that you would for paper three when regarding theories but it is still relevant x
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The question is more focused on the theory of method's so interpretivism and positivism, and obviously it could simply be a question asking about methods.

Either way, you're gonna need to know those two sides, and a lot of points in which you'll make can be linked to the major theories like functionalism but the question won't be focused around that.

So i don't think you need to study the depth that you would for paper three when regarding theories but it is still relevant x
Okay so is it only going to be about positivism and interpretivsim, not including social action theory, feminism, marxism, functionalism or whatever else that could come up in the crime one x
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Okay so is it only going to be about positivism and interpretivsim, not including social action theory, feminism, marxism, functionalism or whatever else that could come up in the crime one x
Not specifically no, but it doesn't mean you can't include them.

If you can apply the question to a theory like that it is a high level skill. Such as how Durkheim is a functionalist and used experiments to compare suicide rates. thats' a positivist method that has been used by a functionalist.

i hope that helps
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Not specifically no, but it doesn't mean you can't include them.

If you can apply the question to a theory like that it is a high level skill. Such as how Durkheim is a functionalist and used experiments to compare suicide rates. thats' a positivist method that has been used by a functionalist.

i hope that helps
Thank you very much, I'm still confused as many people are saying we could get asked question on the A2 content as its a 2 year course
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