secondary data, values and ethics.
secondary data is collected by other people, both quantitative and qualitative. it has equal status to primary data.
extraction- taking statistics or examples
content analysis- qualitative for the meanings and themes.
semiotics- the study of signs and symbols via life documents especially.
all sociological research starts with a literature search of all previous research.
recostruct something historical
sometimes primary reserach is impossible.
sources are created for a reason which can cause bias.
private organisations are self-interested, life documents are often very one-sided, historical sources are…