Equality and Diversity Unit4

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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Unit 4: Living in Diverse Communities


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Name: Antony Roy Passmore

1. Describe a range of appropriate investigative methods that can be used to explore diversity in a community.

There are two basic methods that can be used to research the diversity in a community. The one broadly classified under “observational techniques” which can utilise methods such as direct observation of people in a certain place at a certain time and the collation of data through a tick box method counting style or it could involve questionnaires whereby willing bystanders or passers-by are questioned and the results recorded. This sort of data collation can be undertaken by a number of individuals which spreads the base area from which the data can be collected. Different events, venues and places can be researched in this way, large or very specific. Data such as gender, age, culture etc can be gathered using this method as well as the observation of venues such as clubs, shops, cafes etc.

The other method that can be used is classified as “Desktop research”. This is a second hand form of data whereby already collected data is stored and can be accessed for you to use. This includes data such as that of gender, age religion etc and relates to a specific area or location, like Mutley in Plymouth, or Stonehouse, etc. This data is usually found online on City Council or Government websites or in libraries or

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