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SOCIOLOGY 2251 MOCK PAPER 1Section A: Theory and methods1. Source AIn 1942 a fourteen year old girl began a diary about her life in the Netherlands during the SecondWorld War. In her diary she wrote:‘I’m not planning to let anyone else read this ... ‘diary’, unless I should ever find a real friend, itprobably won’t make any difference.Now I’m back to the point that prompted me to keep a diary in the first place: I don’t have a friend.Let me put it more clearly ... I have loving parents and a sixteen year old sister and about thirty peopleI can call friends ... on the surface I seem to have everything, except my one true friend.’Adapted from: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The diary later became a famous historicalaccount.(a)Identify two reasons why sociologists might use personal documents like diaries in their research. [2]
(b)Identify two primary methods that might be used to collect qualitative data. [2]
(c)Using information from Source A, describe two ways in which diaries might lack validity. [4]
(d)Describe two strengths of using qualitative data in sociological research. [4]
(e)Describe two strengths and two limitations of using an interpretivist approach in sociologicalresearch. [8]

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