Ddd208 Tma2

Ddd208 Tma2


(based on the film and Book 1, chapters 1-3 Chapter 6 also summarises the main points in the book.)

1)Discuss the different sources of evidence which social scientists use. e.g Personal testomy. Qualative & quantative

2)Discuss using example of 'personal testimony'( Mandella extract) in studying and analysing social injustice. You also need to clearly state what is meant by 'personal testimony'

4)evaluate 'personal testimony' by analysing its context and compare it with other types of evidence. For example it’s personal and emotional rather than stats that are broad etc This will then help you to assess its limitations and strengths.

5) Relate all of this to social welfare and crime control and the entanglements between the two.
Reflect why social policy makers and social scientists use evidence, with particular reference to social injustice, you should also define social injustice



Michelle Jacques B2028002

TMA2 Discuss the strengths and limitations of personal testimony as a source of evidence about social injustice.


Modern day examples of inequalities could be that of homosexuals. Up until recent times it was illegal for gay people to have relationships, marry and even adopt children. But how do we know about these inequalities, the unjust treatment and oppressed? Social Scientists will gather evidence along with people raising an injustice who in turn push for acceptance and political/law change.

By studying the example of the discrimination of Black people, we can identify how an injustice was identified, raised and fought against in order to achieve equality. One extract in the course material looks at a personal account where by Nelson Mandela recalls a situation at work. Extract 1.1 (Newman & Yeates p.7) (Mandela, 1995, p.83)

It looks at Nelson’s experience meeting his new colleagues when he was training to be a lawyer in 1941....

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