Types of data

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  • types of data
    • primary data
      • information collected by the sociologist for their own purposes
      • quantitative date such as structured interviews and questionaires
      • specific to your needs
      • time consuming
      • qualititative data such as unstructured interviews and observations
    • Quantitative data
      • data in the form of numbers and statistics
    • Qualititative data
      • data in the form of written analysis and description
    • secondary data
      • Quantitative data such as statistics
      • data may not be reliable or relevant
      • less time consuming and easy to get the information
      • information collected or created by someone else for their own purposes
      • qualitative data such as letters, newspapers and articles
  • secondary data
    • Quantitative data such as statistics
    • data may not be reliable or relevant
    • less time consuming and easy to get the information
    • information collected or created by someone else for their own purposes
    • qualitative data such as letters, newspapers and articles

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