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A Guide to Methodology

7. Secondary data

7.1 Introduction to secondary analysis
7.2 Extent of re-analysis of secondary data

7.3 Nature of the data

7.4 Data sources

7.4.1 Statistical sources

7.4.1.1 Introduction
7.4.1.2 Government official statistics

7.4.1.3 Local official statistics
7.4.1.4 Unofficial statistics

7.4.2 Data and historical archives
7.4.3 Big data

7.5 Examining data sources
7.6 Methodological approaches

7.7 Summary and conclusion

7.4.1.3 Local 'official' statistics
Official statistics' are also produced by local government, health authorities, educational establishments and so on. It is useful, however, to distinguish between government statistics, as produced by the Government Statistical Service, which are directed towards the management of the nation state, and non-government 'official' statistics that are of concern at the local level.

Some of the locally produced statistics are reported to the appropriate government departments and become incorporated into national statistics. Some statistics, however, are used (and published) only at the local level.

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