Sociology Unit 1 Studying society

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1. Which of these is NOT an ethical issue

  • harming or distressing participants
  • interview taking too long
  • consent (having permission from parent or legal guardian)
  • maintaining confidentiality
  • anonymity
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2. 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

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

  • validity
  • trends
  • definitions
  • few sources

4. Which one is NOT a primary research method?

  • covert observation
  • official statistics
  • surverys
  • unstructured interviews

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

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


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