Flashcards in 6.5 Archival Research Deck (9)
____ ____ involves using previously compiled information to answer research questions.
____ ____ are collected by many public and private organisations.
____ ____ consist of data from surveys that are stored on computers and available to researchers who wish to analyse them.
____ ____ are documents such as diaries and letters that have been preserved by historical societies, ethnographies of other cultures written by anthropologists, and public documents as diverse as speeches by politicians or discussion board messages left by Internet users.
____ ____ records include books, magazines articles, movies, television programs, and newspapers.
____ ____ is the systematic analysis of existing documents.
Like systematic observation, ____ ____ requires researchers to devise coding systems that raters can use to quantify the information in the documents.
Limitations: the desired records may be difficult to ____. They may be placed in long forgotten storage places, or they may have been destroyed.