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Enquiry Skills Investigating Methods o oo of Enquiry
Method 1: Using a CD-Rom A CD-Rom is sometimes called an encyclopaedia on CD. They include newspapers, Scotsman and Herald. CD-Roms provide vast amounts of relevant, topical information on almost every subject.
Method 2: Database A collection of information about a particular topic e.g. Census, Govt report. A system for filing information on a computer. Contains a data file, records and fields of information.
Method 3: Internet Requires a computer and modem. Provide access to the World Wide Web and . Uses a search enquire e.g. Google, Yahoo to find information. An On-line encyclopaedia of virtually unlimited information. Means of communicating with people world wide at low cost and high speed.
Method 4: Interview A conversation between 2 people, either structured or informal. Effective way of getting information from an “expert” e.g. Social Worker. Questions can be prepared in advance. Answers can be recorded.
Method 5: Writing a Letter Written for a specific purpose. To get information or arrange a meeting. Good letters are specific not general - structured letters. E.g. Elderly - Social Work Dept, Employed - Job Centre.
Letter Writing Advantages
Letter Writing Disadvantages
Method 6: Library Holds information on many formats e.g. video, audio, CD-Rom, Internet, newspaper, magazine, book. Found in school, college and local community.
Method 7: Survey Set of questions to discover public opinion e.g. best type of elderly housing. Must be a sample with a good cross section of the community e.g. male, female, age. May contain open or closed questions. 4 stages - write questions, identify sample, record answers and result.
Method 8: Questionnaire Questions you make up to ask somebody who knows about your investigation.
Method 9: Using TV & Video Programmes Some programmes are suited to Modern Studies as sources of information e.g. News Newsnight Question Time
TV & Video Programmes Advantages
TV & Video Programmes Disadvantages
Method 10: Observations on a visit A visit to a particular place e.g. a factory, office, shopping complex, sheltered housing, job centre, MPs surgery.