Official Stats

  • Created by: mischax
  • Created on: 14-01-18 14:08
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  • Official Statistics
    • Favoured by Positivists
    • advantages
      • Readily available- data exists
      • Cheap method
      • Large scale sample- Representativ
      • Visibly clear & easy to read
      • Reliable- re-testable
      • reveals trends and correlations
    • disadvantages
      • social construct of stats
        • not factual but shaped by actions of individuals
      • lack of control by researcher
        • produced by others using their own definitions and categories
      • political bias

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