sociology Methodology

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  • Longitudinal Study
    • Is  a study of a group over a period of time where data is regularly collected
    • Advantages
      • Study changes over time
      • Make comparisons over time
      • Useful to study changing attitudes over time using the same sample
    • Disadvantages
      • Problems recruiting the sample
        • Issue of commitment
      • Maintaining contact with the sample
        • Reliable?
      • How do you keep the research team together?
        • Valid?
    • STUDIES: JWB Douglas 'the home and the school'. Sample = 3500 in March 1948
      • Analysed education and home backgrounds


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