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Using the pre release material and your wider sociological knowledge
explain and evaluate the use of semi structured interview/ qualitative
method to understand the gender identity of voluntarily childfree
By using the qualitative and quantitative method of semi structured interviews Gillespie
collected numerical and linguistic data in order to…

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Another alternative method of researching sensitive subjects could be a questionnaire,
however often there are problems of a low response rate.

The method of semi structured interviews cause the interviewer to affect the responses
of the participants to a certain extent. This could then create problems of leading
questions. We…

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people are likely to present themselves in a positive light and this can result in participants
giving answers that they feel are socially acceptable. If this method of data collection
were to be used Gillespie may have particular issue with finding participants for the semi
structured interview as practice of…


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