Data

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  • Created by: mollyb
  • Created on: 13-06-13 20:07
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  • Data
    • Primary Data
      • Unprocessed information which means information collected through fieldwork investigation or material derived from other sources that has not been analysed or interpreted
      • Advantages
        • Real on that day
        • located in your chosen area
        • you know how it was collected
      • Disadvantages
        • may not be accurate in collection or recording
        • once off data
    • Secondary Data
      • Information which is derived from published documentary sources that has been analysed and/or interpreted, such as processed census
      • Advantages
        • accurate, often larger sample or repeated
        • may give the average or norm
      • Disadvantages
        • may be biased
        • may be out of date
        • don't know how it was collected
        • may not be exactly the same units or areas as yours

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