Secondary Statistical Data

  • Lee Harvey
  • Morag MacDonald


There are a lot of published statistics available in Great Britain compiled by both government and non-government organisations. These statistics are wide-ranging and cover most of the general topic areas of interest to social scientists. They are therefore a useful resource that the social researcher should not ignore.


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Further Reading

  1. Using official statistics: Slattery, 1986 provides an easy introduction; Irvine et al., 1979 is a useful reference for a critique of official statistics. Kitsuse and Cicourel, 1963, provides a phenomenological critique. Fothergill and Vincent, 1985, shows how official statistics can be used in a critical way.Google Scholar
  2. Secondary data analysis: Key reading for British sources are Dale et al., 1988 and Hakim, 1982. Stewart, 1984 is useful for an American perspective.Google Scholar
  3. Crime: Campbell, 1981; Hough and Mayhew, 1983, 1985; Kinsey et al., 1986; Lea and Young, 1984; LRCC, 1984; Moore, 1988; Scraton et al., 1991.Google Scholar
  4. Unemployment. Brown, 1984; Coyle, 1984; Gordon, 1988; MacInnes, 1987; Payne, 1987; Phizacklea, 1983; Taylor, 1990; Unemployment Unit, 1989.Google Scholar
  5. Health: Cartwright and O’Brien, 1976; Hart, 1985; Le Grand, 1987; Marmot et al., 1984; Radical Statistics Health Group, 1980, 1987; Rathwell and Phillips, 1986; Townsend and Davidson, 1982; Whitehead; 1987; Wilkinson, 1991.Google Scholar
  6. Suicide: Atkinson, 1968, 1978; Douglas, 1967; Durkheim, 1952; Moore, 1988; Taylor, 1989.Google Scholar
  7. General: Denscombe, 1991; Social Trends.Google Scholar

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© Lee Harvey and Morag MacDonald 1993

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  • Lee Harvey
  • Morag MacDonald

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