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-Secondary data created by groups and organisations

There are two types:

personal documents= letters diaries, memoirs and autobiographies, photographs

public documents= reports from charities and businesses

INTERPRETIVISTS- used documents as they seek to discover meanings that underlie our actions. Documents meet their requirement that data should be qualitative and allow the researcher to explore meanings people attach to events

POSITIVISTS - reject their use as they say it lacks reliability and representativeness, but they make use of statistical data contained in some…


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