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DD101 Introducing the social sciences - TMAs, Reports & Essays

Question: TMA 05 Write a report that examines the challenges to expert knowledge in understanding and managing risk.



Introduction
Risk in our Lives
Expert Knowledge & How they can Conflict
Lay Knowledge
Conclusion
Reference
Self reflection

Answer: Introduction This report will examine the disputed role of expert knowledge in...


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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1900
  • Date submitted: August 26, 2014
  • Date written: June, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5996

Question: TMA 03 Part One:
Using the data in the tables in the Assignment Booklet what can you say (a) about the reasons people give for international migration from and to the UK and (b) the balance between UK nationals living in the EU and EU nationals living in the UK?

Part 2:
Using the articles, and material from ‘Connected Lives’, describe the process by which marked and unmarked identities are socially produced.

Answer: Quantitative data can be used to form patterns and theories about society.

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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1855
  • Date submitted: July 16, 2012
  • Date written: April, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4221

Question: TMA 03 Using the data in the table provided, what can you say about the ethnicity of the population in the National Parks of England and Wales.

(528 words)

TMA 03 Examine the argument that Places can be a source of Inclusion and Exclusion for specific Communities. (1050 words)

Answer: I will look at the different ethnicity groups in the National Parks.

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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1778
  • Date submitted: June 16, 2014
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5829

Question: TMA 05 A Report that examines the role of expert and Lay knowledge in understanding and managing risk.

Answer: 1. Introduction This report will look at the concept of risk.

An unofficial OU blog detailing a return to study with the Open University, studying for a BA(Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Completed the course 30th May 2017 - having studied 'DD101 Introducing the Social Sciences', 'A222 Exploring Philosophy', 'DD203 Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics', 'DD209 Running the Economy', 'DD309 Doing economics: people, markets and policy' and 'DD306 Living Political Ideas'.

It...


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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1731
  • Date submitted: July 23, 2012
  • Date written: July, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4224

Question: TMA 03

A) What can you say about the identities of the people of Blaenau Gwent, based on the evidence in Tables 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5?

B) Using the material in the text and photograph, taken from the Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council website, what kinds of identity work are taking place here?

Answer: Identities recognised in relation to the place of Blaenau Gwent is the.

For me, as I have never done any social science studies before, this was a good insight in to what is a vast and interesting subject. It has certainly go me thinking about identities, inequalities, consumerism and waste. The psychology and geography aspects of the course were also very interesting and nearly prompted a change in direction, but now I've paid for A222 Exploring Philosophy and its effectively started, its probably too late to change.

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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1724
  • Date submitted: December 10, 2012
  • Date written: April, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4379

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 Using the data in Figure 1 and 2 provided, what can you say about a) population change by local government area in Scotland for 2000-10 and b) change in the age structure of the Scottish population for 2000-10? (Word Count 497)

TMA 03 Part 2 Examine the argument that the rural-urban divide is often overstated, based on your reading of the material in the ‘Connected lives’ strand of Making Social Lives and the accompanying article ‘Drugs fears for rural youngsters’ (Word Count 1198)

(DD101 now DD102)

Answer: TMA 03 Part One - On viewing the evidence it is believed...


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  • Subject: Social Science
  • Course: DD101 Introducing the social sciences
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1695
  • Date submitted: March 27, 2015
  • Date written: December, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6464

Question: TMA 05 Report title: The Connection between economic growth, wealth, health and happiness.

I pretty much tried to identify every relevant theorist or idea needed to answer the essay question and then just made sure they were quoted or referenced in the essay. Also dragging in theorists from previous chapters also went down well with my tutor and as the 3 main course strands are inter-linked there is a lot of identity / consumerism / social order ideas through-out the course.



Contents
1. Introduction
2. What is an economy?
2.1 The UK economy
2.2 Economic Globalisation
3. Economic Growth & Measurement
3.1 Growth and Environmental Gains
3.2 Environmental Losses and Repair
4. National Well-being, Health and Happiness
4.1 Alternative Measurements
5. Conclusion
6. References

Answer: 1. Introduction Economies around the world are varied and the wealth of...


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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1688
  • Date submitted: July 12, 2012
  • Date written: August, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4206

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 - Using the data in the table provided on pages 20 and 21, what can you say about the relationships people have with their neighbours and immediate community?

TMA 03 Part 2 - Examine the argument that ‘Good fences make good neighbours’.

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Monday, 3 October 2011

DD101 Introducing the Social Sciences - Course Finished

So the end of the DD101, what have I learned and what do I wish I'd know before it started.

Answer: In 2011 the research consultancy ICM conducted a study on different aspects...


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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1642
  • Date submitted: September 16, 2013
  • Date written: March, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5047

Question: TMA04 Compare and Contrast Goffman's and Foucault's explanations of social order.

Question: TMA 01 Drawing upon what you have learned from the 'Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion one, outline how some benefit and others lose on a street that you know.

Answer: Social order is fascinating for social scientists as it is integrated into...


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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1625
  • Date submitted: November 11, 2012
  • Date written: May, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4336

Question: TMA 04 Compare and contrast two social science views about the ordering of social life.

I also thought that the timetable for the course was really good and while ahead of the suggested timetable things seemed in control and there was time to do everything. During the last two TMAs life sort of caught up with me and I fell behind and it just seemed impossible to do everything, so my advice to anybody doing DD101, and what I will make sure I do on my future courses, is to stay a bit ahead of the suggested timetable, its just makes things so much easier.

(Word count: 1545)

Self-reflection. (Word count: 75)

Answer: Social order is a term used which is used to describe unsaid...


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  • Subject: Introducing the social sciences
  • Course: DD101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1620
  • Date submitted: June 28, 2014
  • Date written: May, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5864
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