PET - Pratical, Ethical, Theorectical

Time And Money
Large scale studies may require dozens of interviewers and data-inputting staff, Small scale projects may require as few as a single researcher, lone participant observation studies are cheap but take a longer time to complete
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Funding Bodies
Are research institutions, businesses and other organisations that often require results to be in a particular format. sociologists will have to use a method which can produce such data i.e. questionnaires and structured interviews
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Personal Skills And Characterisitcs
Each sociologist has different skills; this affects their choice in methods used for research - Strength and weaknesses, Observations requre good social skills and heightened observation and recall skills.
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Subject Matter
Some Groups are easier to study using one method over another. for example a male will find it hard to study a an all female group via participant observation likewise written questionnaires are useless studying people who cannot read
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Research Opportunities
opportunities can be structed so methods which take longer like questionnaires are not possible to use
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Consent
Participants in studies should have given fully-informed consent. this makes covert questionable
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The Law
Sociologists should not break the law or be present when others are doing so
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Harm
No participant should be harmed in any way this can mean physically or through being distressed
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Informed Consent
Participants should be offered the right to refuse
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Privacy
Researchers should keep identity of participants secret in order to help them prevent possible side effects
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Vaildity
a valid method is one which produces true or genuine picture of what something is really like
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Reliablity
A reliable method is one that is repeated it gives the same results
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Representativeness
whether or not the people we study are typical cross section of the groups we are intresested in. use ratios and percentages closest to the whole population
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Vulnerable Groups
Special care should be taken where research participants are particularly vulnerable
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