Writing notes, mind maps and studying methodWatch
Make a table with the headings: Sociologist, Study, What is the study about?, What does it link to?, Criticisms.
Make a table for each unit with the key sociologists and then revise from that.
Sociologist: Milliband (1973)
Study: Media Ideology
What is it about?: The role of the media being to shape how we think and how we live. Media owners provide a narrow view. Transmit conservative ideology.
What does it link to?: Ownership and control, Conservative and conformist views, marxist perspective.
Criticisms: Pluralists claim there are audiences opinions are already dominated before accessing the media, audiences choose which media to view.
Completing a grid is not only helping you remember the sociologists but thinking of criticisms helps your ability to analyse their views and having this knowledge and skill will be crucial in the exam.