Research Methods: Developing your research design

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Document analysis

Document analysis enables you to gain insights into historical events, the process of change in a context or relating to a particular issue and the inter-relationships between structures, roles and relationships in a particular context. Types of document you may analyse include:

  • published reports

  • proceedings of meetings

  • policies

  • newsletters

  • personal documents such as diaries and letters