factors influencing choice of topic

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  • Factors influencing choice of topic
    • The sociologists perspective
      • A New Right researcher may study the effects of welfare benefits on the growth of lone parents. In contrast a feminist researcher is more likely to choose to study domestic violence, as opposition to gender oppression.
    • Society's values
      • These values change and so does the focus of research. Today's environmentalist concerns have generated interest in 'green crimes' such as toxic waste dumping
    • Practical factors
      • Such as the inaccessibility of certain situations to the researcher, may also restrict what topic they are able to study
    • Funding bodies
      • These are bodies which give funding for research such as government agencies, the economic and social research council, charities and businesses, it will determine the topic to be investigated


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