Factors affecting choice of topic

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What are 6 factors affecting choice of topic?
-Theoretical perspective, -Researcher's prespective, -Society's values, -Funding bodies, -Practical factors, -Personal reasons
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How might the New Right's topic of research differ from that of feminists for theoretical prespectives?
The New Right might look at the effects of increasing welfare benefits on family structure and life whereas femnisms would be domestic violence and gender oppression,
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How might the researcher's values affect the choice of topic?
Researchers who are concerned about equality might choose a topic like social class differences in educational achievement,
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Why might societies' values affect the choice of topic?
As societies values change and so does the focus of sociological research.
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What would have been the main focus for societies values in the 1960s and 1970s?
The rise of feminism and gender inequality,
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How might funding bodies affect the choice of topic?
Many sociologists recieve their funding from the government and non-government organisations which request what sociologists study,
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How might practical factors affect the choice of topic?
The inaccessibility of some research precludes its study,
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How might personal reasons affect the choice of topic?
The researcher might choose a topic that may allow him/her to gain promotion ot an academic qualification
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How might the New Right's topic of research differ from that of feminists for theoretical prespectives?

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