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Four Criteria for Quality of Documents:

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authenticity

credibility

representativeness

meaning

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Personal Documents

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journals, diaries, letters, and autobiographies

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Government documents

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voting records, official reports, and census information

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Official documents from Private Sources

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documents produced by companies and other private organizations

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Mass Media Outputs

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newspapers, magazines, the TV and film

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Virtual Outputs

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websites, blogs, online chatrooms and discussion groups

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Secondary Data Analysis

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analyzing, reclassifying, and interpreting data that was by collected by other researchers

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Advantages of Secondary Data Analysis

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Low cost
Less time consuming
Provides high quality data
Large sample sizes
Opportunity for longitudinal analysis
Can be reanalyzes
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Disadvantages of Secondary Data Analysis

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lack of data familiarity
Complexity of data
ecological fallacy may become part of the analysis
No control over data quality
Absence of key variables
10
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Advantages of Official Stats

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often based in populations

reactivity is less pronounced

chance for longitudinal and cross cultural analysis

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Disadvantage of Official Stats

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records only individuals processed by the government

12
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Other types of unobtrusive measures include:

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physical traces

archive material

sine observation

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Unobtrusive Methods

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research methods in which the researcher does not directly interact with the research subjects

removes the threat of reactivity