PS102Lecture13

PS102Lecture13 - + Documentary Analysis PS 102 Introduction...

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+ Documentary Analysis PS 102 Introduction to Political Inquiry Lecture 13
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+ Methods of Data Collection Observation Varies from field studies to experiments Covert, overt, direct and indirect methods Interviews Surveys, survey experiments, focus groups, etc. Document Analysis Examining the existing written record (reports, statistics, memos, recordings, etc.) Most common method of data collection (except in Political Behavior)
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+ Types of Written Records Episodic records: Produced and preserved in a more casual, personal, and accidental manner by individuals Includes personal diaries, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, and other material Running records: More likely to be produced by organizations than by individuals Carefully stored and easily accessed; available for long periods of time Includes government, organization, or statistical records
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+ Strengths and Weaknesses of the Running Record Advantages of the running record
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