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Advantages and disadvantages of different methods of research

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Advantages and disadvantages of different methods of research Observation Advantages The advantages of this research are that you are able to witness the data yourself. This means you have stronger proof whether or not your research is correct regarding the data you are collecting as you have seen it and witnessed it yourself. The research is recorded and observed by the observer. Disadvantages The disadvantages are the research may take a lot of time, it could take weeks or even months in order to have strong based evidence. Another disadvantage can be if you don't have a camera or anything and if you are doing the observation yourself, you will have to constantly keep observing on the times you have planned to do so. ...read more.

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The information provided will be biased because it will be from one point of view which is the researcher's point of view. The researcher will only write his opinion and views, this will be unfair on others because they may not agree with the researchers opinions and may have different views on the issues. Interviews Advantages The advantages of this research are you can ask questions to the person you are interviewing there and then. This will provide you with the information you are looking for and will be reliable. Disadvantages The person you are interviewing may not know the answer or may not want to answer it correctly and therefore give you wrong false answers. This could result in the data being false and inaccurate. ...read more.

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Looking at the social trends the department of health suggests that everyone should at least eat 5 portions of fruit or vegetables each day excluding potatoes to keep a healthy diet. Increased intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with decreasing the risk of developing various diseases. Below I have added a table which shows that in 2006 only, 19 per cent of men and 22 per cent of women met this target in England, while 12 per cent of men and 8 per cent of women ate none at all. Again researching further on this issue to make sure my results were correct. I found a graph showing adults and children who are obese or overweight. Research shows that men are unhealthier than women. This research also shows that younger girls and boys are much healthier than both men and females, but each year all obese and overweight results are increasing gradually for all genders. ...read more.

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