Sociology - research method key terms

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society
an extended organisation of people
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culture
describes the beliefs, customs and values
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roles
patterns of behaviour - changes in everyday life
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positivist approach
numerical data
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interpretivist approach
interpreting behaviour - able to develop verstenhen
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reliability
can it / can it not be done again
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representative
does it give a fair reflection of the target population e.g: one sixth form
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generalisable
applying the findings from the research sample to the wider population
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value free
researcher is not influencing the result
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objective
people placed in a social class by using a scale or measurement
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describes the beliefs, customs and values

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culture

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patterns of behaviour - changes in everyday life

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numerical data

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interpreting behaviour - able to develop verstenhen

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