PET Official statistics

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Official statistics are quantitative data gained by government bodies through social surveys and large scale questionnaires, such as the Census. As official statistics are not personally collected by the researcher, they are seen as a secondary form of data.

 Practical issues:

Official statistics are cheap (most government statistics are free) and easily accessible; some are published monthly, many annually and so can be used

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