Data Collection

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the elements and ethics of different types of data collection in the social sciences
  • Understand data quality issues and overcome collecting bad data
  • Know the general rules regarding how much data is required for each paradigm
  • Know where to find data for your methods and how to decide what is relevant
  • Collect quality data for primary and secondary research, including for systematic reviews and theoretical theses

Suggested Timeline: Complete by Mid-January



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