Using documents to investigate education

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    • the documents are readily available to the researcher. this is because the government have implemented polices to allow parental choice.
      • similarly, Gewirtz et al (1995), in their study of marketisation and education , found that school brochures and prospectuses were a useful free source of information about how schools presented themselves in the education market place.
    • reliability: many public documents such as attendance registers are produced in a systematic format. this enables the researcher to make direct comparisons of the absence rates of pupils in different schools.


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