Factors affecting choice of topic

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  • Factors affecting choice of topic
    • sociologists perspective
      • theoretical perspective is a major influence
        • positivst
        • interpretivist
    • societies values
      • sociologists are influenced by society and its values
      • what is relevant
      • environmental concerns have people studying' green crimes'
    • practical factors
      • inaccessibility to a certain group/ situation may restrict a topic being studied
      • wish to study drug dealing, not be able to gain access
    • funding bodies
      • most research requires funding bodies (organisations such as gov, charities)
      • as theyre paying for the research, it will limit/ determine the topic being investigated

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