GCSE Sociology AQA Coursework example

A copy of my AQA Sociology coursework on the topic of Divorce. It got a mark off of A* mostly because of how slack the edits were after the draft so there is room for improvement but it's quite long and has lots of useful information in.

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Matthew Benge


Introduction 3


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Methodology 45

Findings and Analysis 616

Evaluation and Conclusion 1718

Bibliography 19

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Questionnaire 2223


The rising level of divorce rates within western society has grown to alarming levels
within recent years with the United Kingdom having of the largest divorce rates in
the world outside of…

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Identifying whether the high divorce rate means people value
marriage less now than in the past

Looking at the sociological reasons for the increase in the divorce

To help with this project I will be look at the works of William J. Goode, Ronald
Fletcher amongst others as well…

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questions results will be more in depth than if I had used just closeended questions.
Thus gaining reliable and valid data.

Questionnaires are also limited by the design of the questions, if someone doesn't
understand a question they may just answer randomly making the data useless. To
try to avoid…

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Findings and Analysis

Secondary Findings

To help assist with the investigation as well as primary resource secondary
research has been conducted looking at the sociological reasons for the rise in the
divorce rate which will help better understand results and in turn will answer my
fourth aim.

In relation to…

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The year after the act was introduced the divorce rate stood at 125,000
compared to 56,000 in 1969 it is thought the reason for this is due to the high
number of marriages that had broken down known as "empty shell marriages" which
were waiting for an excuse to be…

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Men 1840 Men 4180 Women 1840 Women 4180
7 4 4 5

The table above shows the age groups of the twenty participants who partook in the
questionnaire distributed to collect the Primary research section of the investigation.
Participants were selected from various different backgrounds and belief and were

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The results show that if unsatisfied with their marriage 57% of men aged 1840 and
50% of women aged 1840 would divorce from their partner.

The high results amongst young people suggesting that they would divorce is
something similarly seen within that of The results of Jowell et al's 1997…

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The results in the above chart highlights that the majority of participants would
consider remarriage if their first marriage was to fail with 55% of men aged 1840
and 60% of women aged 1840 answering that they would remarry. However
40% (the highest majority) of women 4180 answered that they…

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The most common answer provided by participants was "C" that the divorce rate
does not discourage people from getting married. Although 50% of women aged
1840 responded that they thought people will cohabitate first before
marrying. Cohabitation is now becoming a common alternative to marriage within
Britain in 19967 25%…




All this document proves is divorce in modern britain

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