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Surveys, Advantages and Disadvantages of

As with any other method in the academic field, there are various advantages and disadvantages of utilizing surveys. A survey provides a method suitable for a number of topics and specializations in different areas of knowledge. Hence, the nature of the topic and the outcome sought decide what provides the most suitable method to collect data. Furthermore, a number of scholars consider the survey as one of the best methods to gather the largest amount of data from participants. A broad outline of the significance of the use of surveys within many fields exists in the literature, including the social sciences. Using surveys, researchers can obtain different types of data such as beliefs, opinions, behaviors, and attitudes of the participants. Surveys demonstrate a useful method ...

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