Offical Statistics in Education

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  • Official Statistics in Education
    • Practical issues
      • much of this data is published and therefore available to the sociologist , saving them time and money
      • Educational stats are collected in every school in England and Wales, at regular intervals, so therefore sociologist are able to make comparisons over time.
    • Representativeness
      • some official stats are highly representative, as stats are collected on every pupil in the country (such as attendance/ethnicity etc) so therefore are highly representative.
    • Reliabilty
      • Positivists favour officical stats because they are able to be tested time and time again.


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