1.Agency records, secondary data and content analysis do not require : 1774302
1.Agency records, secondary data and content analysis do not require direct interaction with research subjects.
2.Data and records produced by formal organizations may be the most common source of data in criminal justice research.
3.Secondary analysis can be cheaper and faster than collecting original data.
4.Understanding the details of how agency records are produced is the best guard against reliability and validity problems.
5.Units of communication, such as words, paragraphs, and books, are not the units of analysis in content analysis.
6.Data collected by or for public agencies is readily available and researchers have tight control over the actual data collection process.
7.Content analysis is a research method appropriate for studying human communications.
8.Data collected by other researchers may be used to address new research questions.
9.The advantages and disadvantages of using secondary data are not the same as agency records.