6.1 - What is the relationship between theory and methods?

A crossword for chapter 6 (Research methods and researching social inequalities) of OCR AS/A level, for the topic: What is the relationship between theory and methods.

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The group of sociologists that believe social laws are the product of the social structure.
Positivists
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The key concept relating to the replicability of a study.
Reliability
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The keeping of research diaries that document the trials and tribulations of every stage of the research.
Reflexivity
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The term that refers to whether the research findings give a true picture of what is being studied.
Validity
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Key concept meaning the people who take part in a study have characteristics that are typical of the larger population.
Representativeness
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A Weber term refering to developing an emphathetic understanding.
Verstehen
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Numerical data.
Quantitative
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Sociologist should be neutral and not allow their personal or political values to bias any aspect of the research.
Objective
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Data in the form of written words.
Qualititative
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Term where something is based upon personal feelings, tastes or opinions.
Subjectivity
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German term for a trusting relationship.
Rapport
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Where a researcher is inserted into the everyday world and natural setting of the research subject.
Enthography
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Group of sociologists that believe people are active, conscious beings who have free will about how to behave.
Interpretivist
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Key concept whereby the sociologist can safely conclude that what is true of the sample is true of the wider population to which the sample belongs.
Generalisability
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Where whole groups of the population behave in similiar ways as a result of social structure.
Patterns
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The positivist sociologist who conducted a study on suicide.
Durkheim
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Interpretivist sociologist who conducted a study on suicide.
Atkinson
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When the study only focuses on what the researcher thinks is important and may neglect what the research subject really thinks.
Researcher imposition
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Research that has been collected first hand by the sociologist specifically for their research.
Primary
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An approach in sociolgy that has a large scale focus, such as society as a whole.
Macro
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The term that refers to whether the research findings give a true picture of what is being studied.

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Key concept meaning the people who take part in a study have characteristics that are typical of the larger population.

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