Appropriate conclusions will be drawn 1316 Answers in this band will show

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Appropriate conclusions will be drawn. 13−16 Answers in this band will show accurate, broad or deep but incomplete knowledge. Understands a number of significant aspects of the question; good understanding of the presented material. Application of material is largely explicitly relevant to the question, though some material may be inadequately focused. Some limited explicit evaluation, e.g. of the significance of refusal rate in relation to representativeness, and/or some appropriate analysis, e.g. clear explanations of some of the presented material. 9−12 Answers in this band will show accurate knowledge but limited range and depth, e.g. a broadly accurate, if basic, account of some advantages of structured interviews. Understands some limited but significant aspects of the question; superficial understanding of the presented material. Applying listed material from the general topic area but with limited regard for its relevance to the issues raised by the question, or applying a narrow range of more 10
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MARK SCHEME – A-LEVEL SOCIOLOGY – 7192/3R – JUNE 2018 relevant material. Evaluation will take the form of juxtaposition of listed disadvantages of structured interviews unlinked to stated advantages, or one or two isolated stated points. Analysis will be limited, with answers tending towards the descriptive. 5−8 Answers in this band will show limited undeveloped knowledge, e.g. two or three insubstantial points about structured interviews. Understands only limited aspects of the question; simplistic understanding of the presented material. Limited application of suitable material, and/or material often at a tangent to the demands of the question, e.g. drifting into an answer about other research methods. Very limited or no evaluation. Attempts at analysis, if any, are thin and disjointed. 1−4 Answers in this band will show very limited knowledge, e.g. one or two very insubstantial points about structured interviews or about sociological methods in general. Very little/no understanding of the question and of the presented material. Significant errors and/or omissions in application of material. No analysis or evaluation. 0 No relevant points. Indicative content Concepts and issues such as the following may appear: methodological preference; positivism; hypothesis-testing; standardised measuring instrument; representativeness; reliability; generalisation; causal laws; social facts; closed- and open-ended questions; objectivity; quantitative data; training interviewers; cost; time; refusal rate; interpretivism; validity; insight; researcher imposition; interviewer bias; social desirability; interview as interaction situation; inflexibility; superficiality; feminist views; ethical issues (vulnerability, harm, informed consent); utility in relation to different research contexts and issues. Sources may include the following or other relevant ones: Crime Survey for England and Wales; Goldthorpe and Lockwood; Graham; Oakley; Reinharz; Young and Wilmott. 11
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