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____ ____ involves using previously compiled information to answer research questions.

Archival research

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____ ____ are collected by many public and private organisations.

Statistical records

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____ ____ consist of data from surveys that are stored on computers and available to researchers who wish to analyse them.

Survey archives

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____ ____ 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.

Written records

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____ ____ records include books, magazines articles, movies, television programs, and newspapers.

Mass communication

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____ ____ is the systematic analysis of existing documents.

Content analysis

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Like systematic observation, ____ ____ requires researchers to devise coding systems that raters can use to quantify the information in the documents.

content analysis

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Limitations: the desired records may be difficult to ____. They may be placed in long forgotten storage places, or they may have been destroyed.

obtain

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Limitations: we can never be completely sure of the ____ of information collected by someone else.

accuracy