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of Archival Research:
The experimenter cannot introduce changes in participant behavior.
Enormous amounts of data provide a better view of trends, relationships, and outcomes.
Often less expensive than other study methods. Researchers can often access data through free archives or records databases.
Disadvantages of Archival Research:
The researchers have not control over how data was collected.
Important date may be missing from the records.Previous research may be unreliable.
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