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  • Q1
    Which of the following best describes the concept of "life history" in sociological research?
    A comparison of people's lives, cultural practices and traditions across different societies.
    A detailed account of an individual's experiences, biographical details, and personal narratives.
    A record of historical events and milestones in a society.
    An analysis of statistical data related to life, demographic trends and population dynamics.
  • Q2
    Which of the following is NOT a primary purpose of life history in sociological research?
    Understanding the individual's experiences and perspectives within broader social contexts.
    Exploring the impact of social structures and institutions on an individual's life trajectory.
    Testing and validating existing sociological theories through empirical data.
    Analyzing the historical, cultural, and biographical factors shaping an individual's identity and behavior.
  • Q3
    Which branch of social science is typically NOT connected with the use of life histories as a research method?
  • Q4
    Which of the following statements best demonstrates critical thinking about the use of life history as a research method?
    Life history research is solely focused on individual experiences and lacks relevance for understanding broader social phenomena.
    Life history research is biased because it relies too heavily on subjective interpretations of individuals' stories.
    Life history research allows researchers to uncover complex interactions between individual agency and social structures.
    Life history research is limited to qualitative analysis and cannot be used to generate quantitative data.
  • Q5
    Which of the following statements reflects a nuanced understanding of the ethical considerations in conducting life history research?
    Life history research should prioritize the researcher's agenda over the well-being and autonomy of participants to ensure data validity.
    Researchers should prioritize obtaining consent from participants but may overlook potential harms if the data are deemed valuable.
    Ethical considerations in life history research include protecting participant confidentiality and minimizing harm, while also acknowledging power dynamics and researcher bias.
    Ethical concerns in life history research are irrelevant because the goal is to uncover personal narratives at any cost.

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