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Methods Essay

  • Submitted by: laurabrennan22
  • on May 7, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,611 words

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Sociological Research Methods Assignment
1. Give an outline of what a quantitative study of poverty and a qualitative study of poverty might contain?
|The experience of poverty: a quantitative study                          |The experience of  poverty: a qualitative study                         |
|Quantitative research starts with the knowledge of the subject and tests |A qualitative researcher for poverty would immerse their selves into a |
|to see if it holds true for the general population. For poverty a         |group of people suffering from poverty they would then observe and     |
|quantitative researcher would design a questionnaire/ interview with     |listen to individual’s experiences of poverty this is a subjective     |
|specific questions relating to people suffering from poverty such as age,|approach whereby the researcher aims to interpret and understand       |
|occupation, health, education, gender family etc. From the answers to     |individual’s experiences of poverty by viewing the world of poverty     |
|these questions the researcher would then put the results into a graph   |through the eyes of the people they are researching. They could do this|
|(numerical form) in which the results can be easily read and repeated. A |by joining a job centre and observing the people there or maybe ask     |
|quantitative researcher would read and compare the results and would     |individuals questions in a unstructured interview gaining a insight of |
|determine the causes of poverty from them as quantitative researchers     |their lives and how they cope with a lack of finance. Qualitative       |
|believe that life is determined.                                         |researchers show their results in words.                               |

2.  Assess the value of (a) Doing your own research into the subject of poverty and (b) Referring to secondary sources on the subject?
|Assess the value of doing your own research into poverty...

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