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disadvantages

of Archival Research:

Answer:

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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Question: disadvantages of Archival Research:
Answer: 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.