Research Characteristics

  • Created by: Marrigo
  • Created on: 25-09-18 07:53
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  • The role of education-research characteristics
    • Pupils
      • Laws and guidelines
        • Vulnerable Group Act 2006 requires all people working with children to have a DBS check
          • May delay or prevent the researcher from carrying out their research
  • Power and status
    • Find it difficult to state their attitudes openly especially if that challenges those of adults
    • Pupils
      • Laws and guidelines
        • Vulnerable Group Act 2006 requires all people working with children to have a DBS check
          • May delay or prevent the researcher from carrying out their research
    • Sociologist need to consider ways in which they can overcome power and status differences between adult researcher and the young participant. E.g. one-to-one interviews
  • Sociologists have to take care when wording the questions to make sure the young participant is able to understand them clearly
    • If the young person doesn't understand it is more difficult to gain informed consent
    • Ability to understand
      • Pupils vocabulary, power of self expression, thinking skills and confidence are usually more limited than adults
      • Young people also require more time to answer questions and their memory is less developed so they may be unable to recall in details relevant material when asked to do so
  • Young people use language differently to adults which means that the construction of appropriately worded questions is particularly demanding

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