Learning Objectives

  • Explain the special cautions that secondary data analysts should be aware of in their research.
  • Define the term “Ngram” and give an example of the use of ngrams in research.
  • List four major sources of secondary data for social scientists.
  • Define the term “street-level bureaucrats” and explain its relevance to secondary data.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Big Data to answer social research questions.