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  • Name: _________________________ Date:_____________________ Review All of all things Methods RelatedTask: Answer the questions to the best of your ability.Research Methods:1)What does validity mean?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2)Name two practical issues that might affect a researchers choiceof method.1._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Choice of Method:3)Positivists.... (Circle one for each)(a) see sociology as a science True or False(b) prefer qualitative data True or FalseExperiments:4) Laboratory experiments and the comparative method are both aredesigned to uncover cause- and-effect relationships; the comparativemethod is only a ‘thought experiment’ by the researcher, whereas thelaboratory experiment is a practical experiment on real people. (Tickone answer only) True [ ] or False [ ] AMC RSS 2011
  • Name: _________________________ Date:_____________________ Review All of all things Methods Related5)We can identify common problems in doing classroom-basedresearch. These include:1.Legal Issues2.Ethics (e.g. greater vulnerability of young people)3.Problems of AccessTask: Using the chart below, list as many example from your notesand book (pg 169 forward) to fill into this chart.Legal Issues Ethics Problems of Access1 1 1.2 2 2.3 3 3. AMC RSS 2011
  • Name: _________________________ Date:_____________________ Review All of all things Methods RelatedTask: Fill in the missing words below.6. The laboratory experiment is an artificial __________________ inwhich the scientist is able to ______________________ all of thedifferent ______________________ to see what effect they have. 7. Explain what is meant by (a) an independent variable; (b) experimenter bias.a.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________b._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Suggest two (2) advantages of the comparative method.1.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Social Surveys: 9. Explain the difference between open-ended and closed- AMC RSS 2011
  • Name: _________________________ Date:_____________________ Review All of all things Methods Related ended questions. Open-ended questions are... ____________________________________________________________ Closed-ended questions are... ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 10. Explain the difference between an aim and hypothesis. An Aim is … ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ A hypothesis is … ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 11. What is a pilot study? ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 12. What does Operationalisation of concepts mean? ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ All the best to you on your exams! AMC RSS 2011
  • Name: _________________________ Date:_____________________ Review All of all things Methods Related Past PowerPoints & Worksheets for revision purposes found at: www.slideshare.net/aprichelle AMC RSS 2011