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Research methods:
Case study ­ A study that involves the detailed examination of a single case; person, place or institution

Close-ended questions ­ questions used in a social survey that allow only a limited choice of answers from
a pre-set list

Comparative method ­ a research method that compares two…

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Primary data ­ information collected first hand by sociologists themselves for own research purposes

Questionnaires ­ lists of questionnaires which are widely used in large scale social surveys

Reliability ­ a piece of research is reliable if it produces exactly the same results when repeated, using
identical methods and procedures…

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