Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data

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George was asked by his administrator to provide some statistics for their school's enrollment trends. To do this, he accessed the last 50 years of enrollment data from the school and summarized the information into a concise report. What kind of research was George doing?

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1. Consider the studies listed below and indicate which one would most likely utilize archival research as its primary methodology.

2. Sarah was assigned a topic of study in her research methods class. She discovered that the topic has been studied numerous times by respected institutions. Sarah used complex statistics to sum up the effects of the studies conducted in the last 20 years. What kind of research did Sara engage in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using archival records is an effective method of conducting research. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask you questions about different types of research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked about the following research methods:

  • Archival research
  • Archival study
  • Meta-analysis

Skills Practiced

As you review the quiz and worksheet, be prepared to put these study skills to practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related research methods lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of archival studies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding meta-analysis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various types of archival research

Additional Learning

Develop your understanding of archival research by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data. The lesson focuses on the following:

  • Provides examples of different types of reseach
  • Explains when meta-analysis is useful
  • Types of data that can be found in archival research
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