Category Archives: Resarch Methods

YouGov Surveys – What the World Thinks?

The YouGov website is a great source for finding examples of social surveys and results from survey data.   YouGov is company which collects mainly survey data on a wide range of topics from people all over the world, and publishes … Continue reading

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AS and First Year A Level Sociology – Whole Course Overview

An overview of the entire course for AS and first year A level sociology covering the following ‘modules’: Education with applied research methods (‘methods in context‘) Research methods Families and Households. The overview below is taken directly from the AQA’s … Continue reading

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Families in the UK – Seven Interesting Statistics

What’s family life like in the UK today? Below is a statistical overview of family life in the UK – covering such things as households types, and marriage statistics. 1. There were 12.4 million married couple families in the UK … Continue reading

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The Spirit Level – A Summary

The Spirit Level – Why more equal societies almost always do better – Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett This book is relevant to both the module on Crime and Deviance and Theory Methods Based on thirty years of research – … Continue reading

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Seven Examples of Field Experiments for Sociology

Field experiments aren’t the most widely used research method in Sociology, but the examiners seem to love asking questions about them – below are seven examples of this research method. Looked at collectively, the results of the field experiments below reveal … Continue reading

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Is it worth doing a degree?

Is it worth spending £30, 000 or more and three years of your life doing a degree? If we limit our analysis to purely financial considerations and if we focus on ‘median earnings’ – then yes, on average, it is definitely still worth doing … 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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Research Methods – Key Terms for A Level Sociology

Definitions of core concepts covered as part of the research methods component of AS and A Level Sociology. Organised in alphabetical order – so effectively this is a research methods A-Z. If this is too much for you, then have … Continue reading

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Research Methods – Top Ten Key Terms for A Level Sociology Students

Definitions of the most important concepts you need to know for A Level Sociology research methods. Start with these and then move on to learning the more comprehensive list of concepts. NB – There are actually 14 concepts below! Ethics/ … Continue reading

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Social Class, income and and wealth inequalities

Below is a list of useful resources for exploring, teaching and learning about social class, and income and wealth inequalities This inequality briefing on inequality on the UK provides an overview of how wealth is distributed in the UK. The … Continue reading

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