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Overview of AS Sociology unit 1

Sampling Methods:

Probability ­ random, systematic, stratified

Non-probability ­ snowball, quota, self-selected/volunteer

Research Methods:

Covert Participant Observation (eg. Patrick ­ Glasgow Gangs):

`going native' (get caught up in gang life)
Deception of participants (ethical issues)
Need to have a good memory
`guilty knowledge' (if…

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More equal domestic labour division
Education and job/career opportunities for women
Radical:
Family is still oppressive and patriarchal
Advocate political lesbianism and separateness
Functionalists:
Young and Willmott trend towards symmetrical families. BUT Gatrell said that men `cherry pick'
domestic work; and Anne Oakley + Boulton say that Y+M had suspect…

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