(A-level) Need help writing Method in contexts questions (Paper 1)Watch this thread
I have been trying to do practice questions on methods in context, luckily I know a majority of the knowledge for it (PET of research methods such as participant observation, experiments, etc) but at the moment I really don't know how to write the main structure of a methods in context essay nor do I know how to apply the knowledge to the question.
We were NEVER taught methods in context in my whole two years of sociology at A level because my school is abysmal but I'm not here to complain about my school, I want to do my best and get out of this school so I can go to uni. I have provided a few examples of my work so far on methods in context if anyone can help me with this
Good use of key terms, like Weber's verstehen
It's good you discussed positivists and intepretivists
Good number of points - if anything, it's too long!
You maybe could've used an actual sociologist's name (this isn't 1000000% necessary, but impressive if you do)
You didn't actually refer to the context of the question. You talked about teachers and pupils, but not in the context/they were quite weak points. Remember, without context/appropriate context, you can only get max I think it's 11 marks. You could've discussed vulnerability of students as children, e.g. they're not old enough to understand so cannot give fully informed consent.
Overall, it's a good essay considering your proper lack of teaching, but it's the context!
Hope I'm not being too harsh!