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A-Level Sociology Mind Map on Research Methods, created by cheyenne warwick on 07/03/2016.
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Checks data for correlation between methods
Not always possible due to funding/time/limited ways of collecting necessary data
Finds strengths and weaknesses
Preference and Knowledge
Stratification, class system
Topic which is popular at the time eg. EU Membership
Funding and Cooperation
Funding is given by charities, government or industries
Quantatative data is usually funded by governemt
'Gatekeeper' body which holds the money and decides on funding
Government will fund research based on policies eg. NHS
Has the researcher done any similar research in the past?
Choose topics which will aid their employability
Will it be published?
Add to or disprove previous research
Reviewing the field
What has already been done? what needs to be done?
Critique existing data
is there a better way of doing it?
Answer 1 question
Focus on one part of the topic
Clear and easy research
Value free questions
A statement that makes a prediction
Written in 3rd person, never say 'I'
Terms such as 'democracy' should be operationalised (made measurable)
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