Dd208 Tma 02

‘To have an in-depth understanding of social justice we need different types
of evidence.’ Select examples of evidence from the Surveillance DVD and the
Social Justice book to discuss the accuracy of this claim

Social justice: A concept that there should be an even handed distribution of social resources,
or, the consideration of processes of social injustice?   Either could be used to argue the
definition of this concept. However, in order to have an in-depth understanding of social justice, we
need different types of evidence including: quantitative and qualitative evidence, documents of the
period including policy documents, graphs, newspapers, news reels and photographs. This list is by
no means exhaustive and some forms of evidence will be judged more robust than others.   This
essay will demonstrate the accuracy of this claim through examples from the Surveillance DVD and
the Social Justice book.
        Society’s idea about what is right or wrong can vary and established concepts of what is
tolerated in society may change.   Usually new ideas have to be fought for by the people who feel
that they are being discriminated against and this struggle for social justice can be at a great cost to
those involved.  

        Social Justice evidence can be one of two types, qualitative or quantitative.   Qualitative data
provides a detailed picture that is built up by gathering information about why people act in certain
ways, and their feelings about why they acted in this manner.   While quantitative evidence is a
methodical approach to research during which statistical data is gathered and is transformed into
numerical data.

        However, it is important to be aware that both qualitative and quantitative evidence have their
advantages and disadvantages.   Qualitative evidence can record attitudes, feelings and behaviour of
people during an event or about a topic, but it can be very time consuming to collect and may...