Getting all the Data

Sarah Best

14th February 2018

The Census is collected and published every 10 years in the UK. The data gathered shows the makeup (e.g., gender, ages, ethnicity, employment figures) for a particular population.

The following video focuses on the data collection process in the USA and highlights some of its problems; including the costs involved in gathering and interpreting the data and the subsequent validity of the results.

This is a useful resource that could be used within the Research Methods and Theory and Methods topics. 

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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