ARCHIVAL RESEARCH

the use of books, journals, documents, data sets, manuscripts, and other records or cultural artifacts in scientific research, that do not pertain to current data or current clients. Current research, by contrast would require prospective sampling, as opposed to the retrospective sampling seen in this type of research.

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH: "Archival research refers to using extent data sets for the purposes of making inferences. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ARCHIVAL RESEARCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/archival-research/ (accessed May 26, 2018).
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