Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Methodology and Methods, University of Hull, language: English, abstract: The Topic of this critical review is upon Gender, Place & Culture. ENtitled Women students' perceptions of crime and safety: negotiating fear and risk in an English post-industrial landscape. THe article explores the concerns of safety and fear of crime specifically on the perceptions of women students within a large town in the north east of England. THe article is by Louise Wattis, Eileen Green and Jill Radford (2011).
Looking at the type/s of methodology used within this article we can see within the text that a qualitative approach was used (Wattis et al 2011). A Qualitative approaches use language in collecting social data. IT is more concerned with the participant's interpretations and understandings of their social world. (Jupp 2006) rather than gathering statistical and numerical data by quantitative approaches. WAttis et al have opted for a more in depth approach.