Studying Sociey 2: keywords and definitions

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Research aims - what you want to achieve.

Sampling procedures - to decide who you are going to ask.

Pilot studies - Small scale study to test for any problems with the design.

Data collection - This is actually collecting the data needed.

Analysis - Looking at evidence gathered and looking for patterns that could answer research aims.

Evaluation - looking at the positive and negative features of the design and decided if this effected the results.

Generalisability - This is data that can be generalised to a whole group.

We can get sampling frames from:

- school registers

-medical records

-the electorial role

Representative sample - This is a sample that has the same characteristics as the population but is a smaller version.

Randon sample - people selected completly at random.

Systematic sample - chose every 10th or 15th person.

Stratified sample - divde the population into sections and randomly pick a percentage of people.

Quota sample - decide what features you want people to have and then find the people with…


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