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Year 11 Homework

Year 11 Homework | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it

What are the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative research? (12 marks)

 

Refer to observation, participant observation and in depth interviews.

 

http://archive.learnhigher.ac.uk/analysethis/main/qualitative1.html

 

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Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK - Meta

Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK - Meta | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
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Film streaming and downloads to overtake box office in 2017

Film streaming and downloads to overtake box office in 2017 | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
The growing popularity of downloads and streaming services like Netflix means that Blu-ray and DVD sales are declining
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Will the internet end up controlled by big business and politicians?

Will the internet end up controlled by big business and politicians? | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
“ John Naughton: Its birth heralded a new age of intellectual freedom. Now the internet is under seige”
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The Arab awakening, the Internet and young Arab women | Baker Institute Blog | a Chron.com blog

The Arab awakening, the Internet and young Arab women | Baker Institute Blog | a Chron.com blog | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
“ The Arab awakening, the Internet and young Arab women...”
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Evgeny Morozov: How democracy slipped through the net

Evgeny Morozov: How democracy slipped through the net | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
“ The author of The Net Delusion has serious doubts about the web's ability to bring change to oppressive regimes – and he's inspiring a new generation of cyber-sceptics...”
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Evgeny Morozov: 'I'm all for elite models when it comes to digital activism' - video

Battle for the internet: Evgeny Morozov talks about cyber utopianism and his critique of digital activism...
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Spotify Hits 10 Million Paid Users. Now Can It Make Money?

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paid Users. Now Can It Make Money? | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
The streaming music service has been great at getting people to pay for subscriptions and not at all successful at turning a profit
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YouTube's monopolistic behaviour is hurting indie music labels

YouTube's monopolistic behaviour is hurting indie music labels | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
The video site uses bullying tactics to force down royalty rates – and now it is attempting to do the same with audio streaming
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Mark Andrejevic: We Are All “Lab Rats” Online – Generation Like - FRONTLINE

Mark Andrejevic: We Are All “Lab Rats” Online – Generation Like - FRONTLINE | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
Mark Andrejevic, a professor and surveillance expert, on what happens our data online.
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United States of Secrets – FRONTLINE

United States of Secrets – FRONTLINE | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
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An excellent over view of the NSA privacy scandal. 

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The Innovation of Loneliness - YouTube

What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk - Connected, But Alone. (http://www.ted...

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The Effects of Social Media

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Year 10 Homework

Year 10 Homework | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it

Due Friday:

Create a poster which shows the differents aspects of one culture. For example, you could include pictures of food, drink, dress, holidays and customs.

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LinkedIn is censoring posts about Tiananmen Square

LinkedIn is censoring posts about Tiananmen Square | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
This post has been updated and changed in the wake of comments from a LinkedIn spokesperson. Every year in the weeks before and after June 4—the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre—the Chinese government does two things: It "disappears" possible dissidents (paywall) and it blocks foreign online media to some degree. This year, the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen, was particularly intense...
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Has Kony 2012 changed anything? Analysis of the campaign, including reactions and 2nd video

Has Kony 2012 changed anything? Analysis of the campaign, including reactions and 2nd video | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
“ The film produced by the US charity Invisible Children about the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has now been viewed on YouTube nearly 90m times.”
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The Arab Spring - A Broadcasting Revolution | BAFTA Guru

The Arab Spring - A Broadcasting Revolution | BAFTA Guru | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
ESSENTIAL REVISION - A special video in which broadcaster Jon Snow asks a panel of experts about the impact of 'citizen journalism' in light of the 2011 Arab Spring.
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Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS | Media | AlterNet

Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS | Media | AlterNet | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
“ One of the most important characteristics of the Occupy movement is the expanding universe of media makers --citizen journalists, livestreamers, artists and others.”
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Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When every cellphone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Reporter Paul Lewis tells two stories that show us the future of investigative journalism.
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How Mobile Apps Have Changed the World: INFOGRAPHIC - AppNewser

How Mobile Apps Have Changed the World: INFOGRAPHIC - AppNewser | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
How Mobile Apps Have Changed the World: INFOGRAPHIC
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Billboard launches new singles charts to track Twitter popularity

Billboard launches new singles charts to track Twitter popularity | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
In a new collaboration with the social networking site, Billboard will now publish two charts - Trending 140 and The Emerging Chart - to determine the most popular songs online
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Leveson Inquiry Recommends New Regulator for British Press – Murdoch's Scandal - FRONTLINE

Leveson Inquiry Recommends New Regulator for British Press – Murdoch's Scandal - FRONTLINE | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
A long-awaited inquiry of the British press in the wake of the nation's phone-hacking and bribery scandal has recommended the creation of an independent regulator to police a media culture that "at times, can only be described as outrageous," according to the report.
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We have been talking a fair bit about press regulation and the fall out of the phone hacking scandal. This article is from the 2012 Leveson Enquiry and here we are, two years on and there is still no press regulatory body - the PCC is soldiering on!

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What Are Teens Doing Online? – Generation Like - FRONTLINE

What Are Teens Doing Online? – Generation Like - FRONTLINE | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
A look at how they connect, where they go, and what they share.
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As Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 30th birthday, is Facebook maturing too?

As Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 30th birthday, is Facebook maturing too? | GCSE SOCIOLOGY | Scoop.it
Recent purchase of WhatsApp, Moves and Oculus suggest his company is on its way to becoming a GE-style conglomeratee, writes Alex Hern
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