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Techniques Of Data Collection

Basic requirements for scientific data are that it should be reliable and impartial. In Sociology these conditions are hard to meet.

Yet numerous methods are used to minimize errors in data. Some of the commonly used sources in collecting data are:

  • Existing materials including the official statistical record and historical and contemporary documents.
  • Social surveys through questionnaire and schedules
  • Interviewing
  • Observation- Participants and non-participant