unit 1: sociology basics

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what are questionnaires
a list of written question are completed by a number of respondents.
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how are they handed out?
they are normally handed out/posted for self-completion, but occasionally read out to respondents instead.
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what happens when this occurs?
when this occurs they are known as interview questions.
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what are the 2 types of questions that can be used in questionnaires?
closed quetsions which are fixed choice&tick box. the respondent may be posted with a list of possible options&they have to tick the one they most agree with.
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how else can a close question be presented?
it could be two way meaning there are just 2 options yes/no.
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how would you want to gather more in depth questions?
open questions will do. they give no preset options.
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what elso do they do?
they alow the respondents to put down exactly what they think in their own words.
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What are they used for?
used to find out information from a large number of respondents. they can investigate people's opinions, attitudes&behaviour&used to analyse trends in society.
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what is good about them?
relatively cheap, quick&easy to use. because u just need to post them/hand them out.
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what else can you do?
you can reach large number of people in any geographical location you want.allows you to find out a wide range of opinions from lots of different respondents.
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what can close questions do?
allow the researcher to generate statistics&be able to measure trends.
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what can standardised questions do?
you can compare findings over time/between social groups. there doesnt havent be face-face contactbetwen the researcher.
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what can you gain from them?
truthful answers
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what is not so good about them?
people get fed up with them&cannot be bothered to fill them in. this means you wont get them back. also known as a low response rate.
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what else?
people dont take them seriously&just rush tehir answers.also you're not really finding out what people think/do because of the lack of detail in their responses
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also there is no researcher present. how do you know that the person that the eprson you wanted to fill them in? acc fill them in?
also, there's no one there to help out if any of the respondents don't quite understand the questions.
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what kind of evidence can you get from them?
closed questions will generate short answers that allow you to measure &compare people's responses.
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the answers can be turned into statistics&are referred to as quantitative date.
open questions will get you very different evidence.since respondents have a completely free choice when they are answering responses will be varied&therefore difficult.
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