It might seem that the individuals taking a survey about their own health would have the most valid data on the subject.

Due 6/27 6 p.m EST

1 PAGE NOT INCLUDING MIN 3 REFERENCES

TOPIC: PUBLIC HEALTH

In addition to collecting data through archived databases, researchers often employ qualitative or quantitative studies to collect information directly from individuals within a target population. This is called self-reported data, and it may be prospective or retrospective. It might seem that the individuals taking a survey about their own health would have the most valid data on the subject. But is this true? What aspects of self-reported data might threaten validity?

Post an answer to these questions: What do you think is the biggest threat to secondary data validity, and why? What about these data is beneficial, and why? What about these data is limiting, and why? What strategies might be employed to overcome these threats to validity and limitations?