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Outline and analyse two ways in which patterns of crime may vary with social class (10)

Just a few thoughts on how you might answer the above 10 mark question – a possibility for the A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance/ Theory and Methods Paper 3 NB – There is every possibility that the actual 10 … Continue reading

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Evaluate the Contribution of Consensus Theory to Our Understanding of Crime and Deviance (30)

An essay plan on Consensus Theory for the A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance Module  Consensus Theory sees crime as a result of social institutions losing control over individuals. This is associated with the Functionalist point of view, first being … Continue reading

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Research Methods Essays – How to Write Them

Essay planning and writing for the AS and A Level sociology exams – hints and tips The research methods section of the AS sociology 7191 (2) exam (research methods and topics in sociology) consists of one short answer question (out … Continue reading

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Participant Observation – Essay Plan

Assess the strengths of Participant Observation in Social Research (16) The main strength of using Participant Observation is that it usually yields extremely valid data compared to most, if not all, other research methods. There are numerous reasons for this. … Continue reading

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Assess the Marxist View of the Role of Education in Society

Assess the Marxist View of the Role of Education in Society According to Marxists, modern societies are Capitalist, and are structured along class-lines, and such societies are divided into two major classes – The Bourgeois elite who own and control … Continue reading

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Assess Sociological Perspectives on Vocational Education (20)

Evaluations in italics! Vocational Education refers to teaching people the specific knowledge and skills to prepare them for a particular career. Vocational Education can either be on the job training – such as with apprenticeships, or courses focused on a … Continue reading

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Essay Plan: Assess the reasons for the long term increase in the divorce rate (20)

Assess the reasons for the long term increase in the divorce rate (20) This essay looks at social policies such as the 1969 divorce act, changes to gender roles, economic factors, secularisation and postmodernisation.   Introduction – The divorce rate has … Continue reading

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Marriage and Cohabitation Essay Plan

An essay plan that should be sufficient to get you into the top mark band Examine some of the reasons for changes in the patterns of marriage and cohabitation (24)  There have been many changes in the patterns of marriage and … Continue reading

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Family essay plan – Modern nuclear family….

Assess the view that the modern nuclear family is the most effective type of family unit in which to socialise children and stabilise adult personalities (24) The above view is associated mainly with the Functionalist perspective, to an extent with … Continue reading

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