SOCIOLOGY RESEARCHING ED TOPIC 3

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3 points of positivism?
1.Prefer quantitative data 2.Seek to discover patterns of behaviour 3.See sociology as science
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3 points of interpretivism?
1.Prefer qualitative data 2.Seek to understand social actors' meanings 3.Reject view that sociology is a science
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4 steps of positivism?
Assume society has objective factual reality 2.Society exerts influence over members, shaping behaviour patterns 3.Use quant data to uncover/measure patterns 4.Analyse quant data, seek to discover objective scientific laws of cause&effect
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Positivists prefer what methods?
Questionnaires, structured interviews, experiments and official statistics. Produce data that is both reliable & representative
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4 steps of interpretivism?
1.Reject idea of objetive social reality-construct through meanings created in interactions with others 2.Actions based on meanings given to situations 3.Use qual data to uncover/describe social actors meanings 4.Interpret qual data=subjective unders
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Interpretivists prefer what methods?
Participant observation, unstructured interviews & personal docs. Produce data that is valid
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