Official Statistics

Assessing Official Statistics as a research method using PERVERT

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  • Created by: Gabzay
  • Created on: 22-04-13 21:00
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  • Official Statistics
    • Example
      • Official National Statistics
      • Exam results e.g. GCSEs
      • League tables
    • Ethical Issues
      • Very few
      • No contact with sample
    • Reliability
      • High
      • Replicable
    • Practical Issues
      • Easy to access
      • Quick
      • Cheap
    • Validity
      • Dark figure e.g. rape is under-represented
      • Political bias - government changes figures to make it look bettern
      • Can be said to be a valid source
      • Low in validity
    • Representative
      • Large geographical area
      • Large research population
      • Can make comparisons
      • Can generalise
      • Can see trends
    • Theoretical
      • Positivists
      • Quantitative

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