Document analysis relies on the use of documents to collect data. These documents may be written by the author or written on behalf of another person. This method is purely qualitative method and the instrument used to collect data from documents is called a document analysis guide. This lesson will conclude our lessons on methods of data collection.
This lesson will explain:
- The meaning of document analysis as a method of data collection
- The types of documents available to a researcher
- The sources of documentary data
- The methods of determining credibility of documentary data.