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official statistics
complied by govenment agencies. The census is conducted every 10 years and collects information on the full population.
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qualitative secondary data
data collected by government agencies presented in verbal form.
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advantages of official statistics
relatively cheap, readily available and cover many aspects of social life.
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disadvantages of official statistics
the definitions used may not be acceptable to sociologists.
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advantages of qualitative secondary data
may provide useful background information about the organization, experiences or events which they refer to.
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disadvantages of qualitative secondary data
written documents such as: diaries, letters or autobiographies may have been forged.
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informed consent
the sociologist should explain what the research is about and why it is being undertaken.
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anonymity, prviacy and confidentiality
anonymity and privacy of research participants should be respected. personal information should be kept confidential.
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covert research
fail to act according to (violate) the principles of informed consent and may invade the privayc of those being studied.
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