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1.       Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using surveys, case studies, and observation to gather primary information

2.       Compile a list of the format of secondary data that physically exist at your nearest library. Comment on the usefulness of each format in terms of your own area of research.

3.       Identify a recent journal article written by an academic or researcher. Note all the references used in this particular article and use a catalogue or search engine to locate them.  What proportion of them can you obtain from your own library?  What proportion can you obtain by downloading from an Internet site?  What proportion can you not find any reference to, or would be prohibitive to obtain?

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Which of the following factors is a likely cause of revolutions or civil wars?  

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Discuss how you might conduct field research if researching the play patterns of children at home and in school.

1.       Discuss how you might conduct field research if researching the play patterns of children at home and in school. What particular problems would you encounter in gathering suitable data?….

Which of the research approaches outlined in this chapter would be suitable for the following research topics?

Which of the research approaches outlined in this chapter would be suitable for the following research topics? 1. Measuring the success of stock market forecasts 2. Identifying factors affecting the….