WALT: What are the strengths and weaknesses of participant observation in sociological research? (20)

WILFs: Can describe and explain overt and covert giving examples (C).... Can compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages (B)... Can apply to a sociological context and theoretical framework (A)

 

Lesson Development

Starter: Find Someone Who?

 

a) What is the difference between primary and secondary research in sociology and give examples for both?

b) Discuss 4 or more key differences between positivists and interactionists

c) What is meant by 'action research' and which perspectives tend to favour it and why?

d) What are the strengths and weaknesses of questionnaires in research?

 

Activity 1: In a new pair Read then Rally Coach answers to the questions on sheet 1

 

Activity 2: Log on and complete the interactive exercise

 

Activity 3: In another new pair read then rally coach answers to the questions on Sheet 2

 

Activity 4: Past paper and markscheme discussuion

 

Extension Reading on observation

 

Activity 5: With your favourite partner now try the interactive exam practice revising methods

 

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Sheet 1
Covert Participant Observation.pdf 
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Sheet 2
Overt Participant Observation.pdf 
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Findsomeonemeths.doc
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AllWrite Consensusobs.doc
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