Sociology Unit 1 Studying society

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1. What is meant by the term social stratification?

  • the way society is structured or divided into hierarchical layers, for example the bourgeoisie at the top and the proletariat at the bottom
  • a research method sociologists use to find out about society
  • how society is built up
  • how people conform in society
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2. What is primary socialisation?

  • a group of people who try to influence public opinion on an issue
  • the process of early childhood learning, usually within families, children learn basic behaviour patterns, language and skills needed in later life
  • the process whereby the influence of religion in society declines
  • male power and dominance over women

3. Which one of these is not a primary research method

  • direct questionnaires
  • quota sampling
  • a sociologist blog online
  • non-participant observation

4. Official statistics are put together by officials so sociologists have little say on the ______ used

  • validity
  • definitions
  • few sources
  • trends

5. What is qualitative data?

  • data that is not useful
  • data that is in the form of words, quotes etc
  • another word for secondary data
  • data that is high in quality


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