History and Government: What are the disadvantages of written documents?

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CHAPTER ONE

1 b ii). Explain the limitations posed by written documents

  • The information could be biased because it represents the opinions and background of the writers.
  • Some contain outdated information.
  • Some written documents suffer from distortions depending on the person writing them.
  • At times the level of language might be too advanced for the target audience.
  • Some written sources contain inaccurate information,
  • Some sources e.g, legal documents are not in wide circulation,
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