Sociology Unit 1 Studying society

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1. 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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2. Which one is NOT a primary research method?

  • official statistics
  • covert observation
  • unstructured interviews
  • surverys

3. What is primary socialisation?

  • 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
  • a group of people who try to influence public opinion on an issue
  • male power and dominance over women

4. What is meant by the term social stratification?

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

5. Which one of these are NOT a stage in the research process?

  • repeating the research three times to check it its reproducible
  • selecting a sample
  • developing research aims
  • evaluating the study's aims, methods, findings and conclusions
  • carrying out a pilot study
  • analysing the data


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