#40DayChallenge – Day 20 – Positivism

Today is Day 20 of the #40DayChallenge - the half way point. I am concluding the 10 mark theory and methods questions today as I will have covered 10 possible questions and want to move on to some more potential 10 markers for Crime, Media and Global Development - sorry I don't teach beliefs so … Continue reading #40DayChallenge – Day 20 – Positivism

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#40DayChallenge Day 16 – Practical limitations of Self Completition Questionnaires

Today's 40 Day challenge is on research methods. Given that 2 of the 8 ten mark questions across the 3 papers are on either Theory or Methods this is the eighth theory methods question I have asked. These questions are much harder to predict and so for revision I would suggest as a minimum you … Continue reading #40DayChallenge Day 16 – Practical limitations of Self Completition Questionnaires

#40DayChallenge Day 14 – Theoretical Advantages of Interpretivism

Today the focus is on the theoretical part of research methods and specifically Interpretivist methodology. Whilst this is not a question type that we have seen so far in the AQA exams, for me it is one that if it came up might surprise a few students. Of course, Interpretivism itself is a theoretical approach, … Continue reading #40DayChallenge Day 14 – Theoretical Advantages of Interpretivism

#40DayChallenge Day 12 – Ethics and Covert Observations

Today's question switches from looking at the theoretical debates on the theory and methods 10 mark questions to the methods that sociologists use. Two years ago, in the first examination of the new specification, a new form of question type was asked about methods which demonstrated the elevation of methods only questions from AS level … Continue reading #40DayChallenge Day 12 – Ethics and Covert Observations