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1

Define primary data.

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2

Give examples of primary data.

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3

Define secondary data.

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4

Give examples of secondary data.

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5

Summarise the following practical issue:
- Time and money

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6

Summarise the following practical issue:
- Requirements of funding bodies

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7

Summarise the following practical issue:
- Personal skills and characteristics

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8

Summarise the following practical issue:
- Subject matter

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9

Summarise the following practical issue:
- Research opportunity

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10

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Informed consent

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11

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Confidentiality and privacy

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12

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Harm to research participants

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13

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Vulnerable groups

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14

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Covert research

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15

Summarise the following theoretical issue:
- Validity

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16

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Reliability

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17

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Representativeness

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18

Summarise the following ethical issue:
- Methodological perspective

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19

Summarise the following factors influencing choice of topic:
- The sociologist's perspective
- Society's values

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20

Summarise the following factors influencing choice of topic:
- Practical factors
- Funding bodies

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21

List advantages of an aim.

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22

Summarise the reasons why sociologists may use a pilot study.

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23

Explain the purpose of sampling.

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24

Explain representativeness.

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25

Explain the sampling frame.

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26

List three reasons for using a non-representative sample.

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27

Define the following sample technique and briefly explain why they would not be representative:
- Snowballing sample

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28

Define the following sample technique and briefly explain why they would not be representative:
- Opportunity sampling

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29

Define the following sample technique and briefly explain why they would not be representative:
- Opportunity sampling

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30

Explain why interpretivists do not see representativeness as important.

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