Uwagi na temat odkrywania, gromadzenia i oceny ukrytych i brudnych danych
Creators:Marx, Gary T.
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Other Titles:Notes on the discovery, collection and asseessment of hidden and dirty data
Citation:Ask: Research and Methods. Volume 12, Issue 1 (2003), pp. 7-50
This text is devoted to dirty data phenomenon, and these data are meant as information which are secret and discrediting. The author analyzes factors contributing to increased accessibility of social researchers to such data and offers some typical situations, which dirty data researchers have to face. Some problems involving methodological, ethical issues and institutionalized forms of coercion that may be used by dirty data investigators are also considered in the text. The author differentiates basic methods and compares them with regard to some criteria such as costs, representativeness, required skills and potential range of topics covered. From the perspective of sociology of knowledge relations as researcher--scientific milieu, sociologist--other professionals dealing with dirty data topics and researchers--political institutions are also shown in the text.