AQA Sociology: SCLY2 Education and Research Methods (From Past Paper Questions)

These are all the 2 mark questions from Section A: Education, Research Methods (SCLY2) from June 2010 onwards. 

All the answers are either from...

The markschemes which can be found here (alongside the past papers of course):

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/as-and-a-level/sociology-2190/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

or

AQA AS Level Sociology textbook (Napier Press)

or

Suceed at AS Sociology: The Complete Revision Guide (Napier Press)(Highly recommend if you are studying SCLY1 Families & Households and SCLY2 Education with Research Methods)

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Explain what is meant by the term 'pilot study' (June 2014)
A small-scale trial run conducted before the main study
1 of 8
Define the term 'Objectivity' (June 2013)
The absence of bias
2 of 8
Define the term 'the Interview Schedule' (Jan 2013)
The list of questions that are asked in an interview (Extra info: Standardised method of measurement)
3 of 8
Explain what is meant by 'operationalisation' of sociological concepts (June 2012)
The process of turning a sociological concept or theory into something measurable
4 of 8
Explain what is meant by 'the Hawthorne effect' (Jan 2012)
When the participants behaviour alters as they know they are being studied
5 of 8
Explain what is meant by 'validity' in sociological research (June 2011)
A truthful picture of what something is like.
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Explain what is meant by 'primary data' (Jan 2011)
Information collected first hand by sociologists themselves for their own research purposes
7 of 8
Explain what is meant by 'secondary data' (June 2010)
Information collected by other people, for non-sociological purposes that sociologist use for their own research
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