SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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Sociological Research:

How do sociologists go about their research:

LO: To describe the research process and define key terms of validity, representativeness, and reliability.

What is the point in social reserach?:

  • Explore and to highight social issues, eg: rising crime, teenage parenthood, underachieving in schools.

'Governments discuss data and make decisions and laws to deal with issues - these are called social policies.

Social Issue: Teenage pregnancy.

Social Structure: The family structure.

Social Policy: Government creates new policies, eg: more money to sexual health eductaion.

The Research Process:

1. Developing the aims…

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