Research Methods is a compulsory component in all A-level (and many other) Sociology courses and, as many of these programmes of study
have moved from assessment via coursework in this area, it is useful to consider ways in which we can bring Sociology to life in the
learning environment and encourage learners to engage with the research process.
This resource will be particularly useful to A-level students and teachers but it is also intended to provide opportunities for blended studies/distance learning students to consider ways in which they can independently move beyond the texts they have been provided with. This resource is not necessarily focused towards one particular examination board but you will see that it covers the ‘methods of sociological enquiry’ required by Ofqual in their September 2011 publication.
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