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Outline and explain two practical problems which may affect social research (10)

One practical problem may be gaining access Analysis/ development – Deviant and criminal groups may be unwilling to allow researchers to gain access because they may fear prosecution if the authorities find out about them. Analysis/ development – some groups … Continue reading

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Analyse two ways in which marketization policies may have increased inequality of educational opportunities for some students (10)

Applying material from item A and elsewhere analyse two reasons why marketization policies may have increased inequality of educational opportunities for some students (10) Hooks What you need to apply the hooks to Item A Since the 1980s, a major … Continue reading

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AQA A-level sociology specification content at a glance

I think it’s useful to have the specification laid out in one easy to access to place – so here you go: With Families and Households and Global Development as the ‘options’ on paper 2 Please click here for a … Continue reading

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Evaluate the view that changing gender roles are the most significant factor in explaining the increase in family diversity (20)

Below is a suggested essay plan for a possible essay which may come up on the AQA’s A-level sociology paper 2: topics in sociology: families and households section. The plan follows the Point – Explain – Analyse – Evaluate structure, … Continue reading

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Conceptualising Gender Equality in Relationships

A brief revision map of some of the main sociological concepts which have been developed to describe the ‘typical relationship’: taken together, they suggest a movement towards greater gender equality in relationships: This is the briefest of revision slides on … Continue reading

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Outline and explain two social changes which may explain the decline of marriage in recent decades (10)

A model answer for a 10 mark ‘outline and explain’ question on the AQA’s A level sociology paper 2 (families and households) Continue reading

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Evaluate the Strengths of Using Social Surveys in Social Research (20)

‘Evaluate the Strengths of Using Social Surveys in Social Research’ (20) This is an essay plan for a possible essay for the AQA’s A Level Sociology paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. This essay plan uses the … Continue reading

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Japan’s Declining and Ageing Population

Last year Japan’s population declined by 300, 000, to 126 million, and and its population is predicted to decline to 87 million by 2040. Japan also has an ‘ageing population’ – it is already one of the world’s oldest nations, … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on revising research methods

Sociology_Revision_Surveys Here’s a general plan of how I tend to revise each research method with my students, for A level sociology, focussing on social surveys revision. The link above is to the section of the revision hand-out I use (working … Continue reading

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Good Sociology Movies #1: Minority Report

Thought I’d start bashing out the occasional Friday post on good sociology movies… starting with Minority Report – which is a great intro to the ‘surveillance and crime control‘ aspect of the AQA’s 7192 sociology syllabus, crime and deviance topic, … Continue reading

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