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2014-06-10 20:16:05
2014-06-10 20:16:05

Secondary data in experiments can be good because the data can be collected from an unbiased source. This can add more validity to your research.

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desk research, feild research, primary data, secondary data xx desk research, feild research, primary data, secondary data xx

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Secondary data sources help support claims made by initial research. Additionally, secondary research can help identify alternative courses of action.

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Purchased data is research data, secondary research, done by outside organizations. Examples would be Gallup or Roper data.

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Research studies often use data gathered from primary and secondary sources. Primary data is easy to validate since it is being actively collected by the research team. Secondary data requires an extra level of validation.

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primary research is based on primary data while secondary research based on data already collected before by another person. example : many covernments conduct a census ( primary research ) , this information is collated by government statisticians an than become a valuable source of secondary research data for other organisations

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what is the similarities between primary and secondary data

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Secondary Research Methods are Internet Research, Library Research, Data Collection Organizations and News Papers/Magazines/Journals/Periodicals.

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Secondary marketing data is data that has been collected and analyzed previously. Such secondary data can be previous market performances of competing company products or consumer buying behavior in financial publications. Secondary data is cost effective in market research due to the costs of evaluating and conducting such research already has been completed.

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The difference between primary data and secondary data is that primary data is the information from the original research.

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From my understanding, Primary and Secondary research are the difference in conducting the research. In Primary research, there is no data available for the researcher, hence the researcher has to start from scratch. This means that the researcher needs to design questionaires, collect data from respondents and then analyse the result. If you are doing secondary research, the researcher have the necessary data available. These data are made available through other publications or reports, like newspaper or annual reports of companies. If the researcher is doing secondary research, there is no need to start from scratch, he or she uses the data or information done by other organizations or publications. The important thing is that there are advantages and disadvantages for both methods. Primary research is more time consuming and costly. While some secondary research may not suit the researcher's needs.

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Secondary data may not answer fully answer the research questions of a study. It is also hard to establish its validity, and if proper sampling and data collection methods were employed.

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Primary research· This collects data that does not already exist.· Survey, questionnaire, interview, observation.Secondary researchThis looks at existing data.It may be a summary, collation or synthesis of information.

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Secondary Research Methods are Internet Research, Library Research, Data Collection Organizations and News Papers/Magazines/Journals/Periodicals.

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experimental, survey,non creative and secondary analysis research, last analysis of quantitative data.

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Primary market research is like primary data collection, which is original or untampered data which is obtained by the researcher directly from the respondents. This is a rather time consuming method as the researcher should approach respondents based on the nature of the data. Secondary market research is a subset to Primary market research where the researcher collects data from the already collected research data. This saves time and effort as information to the problem is already available and new information alone has to be collected.

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Primary & Secondary Data - What's The Difference?Primary research entails the use of immediate data in determining the survival of the market. The popular ways to collect primary data consist of surveys, interviews and focus groups, which shows that direct relationship between potential customers and the companies. Whereas secondary research is a means to reprocess and reuse collected information as an indication for betterments of the service or product. Both primary and secondary data are useful for businesses but both may differ from each other in various aspects.In secondary data, information relates to a past period. Hence, it lacks aptness and therefore, it has unsatisfactory value. Primary data is more accommodating as it shows latest information.Secondary data is obtained from some other organization than the one instantaneously interested with current research project. Secondary data was collected and analyzed by the organization to convene the requirements of various research objectives. Primary data is accumulated by the researcher particularly to meet up the research objective of the subsisting project.Secondary data though old may be the only possible source of the desired data on the subjects, which cannot have primary data at all. For example, survey reports or secret records already collected by a business group can offer information that cannot be obtained from original sources.Firm in which secondary data are accumulated and delivered may not accommodate the exact needs and particular requirements of the current research study. Many a time, alteration or modifications to the exact needs of the investigator may not be sufficient. To that amount usefulness of secondary data will be lost. Primary data is completely tailor-made and there is no problem of adjustments.Secondary data is available effortlessly, rapidly and inexpensively. Primary data takes a lot of time and the unit cost of such data is relatively high.

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Secondary research is good and the result of secondary research is good and effective.

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Primary research (also called as field research) involves collecting data first hand. This can take many forms,the main ones being interviewed, questionnaires, panels and observation. Secondary research(also called desk research) involves collecting data which already exists. This includes using information from reports, publications, Internet research and company files.

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Statistics are needed to analyze data and show which outcomes are significant.

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advantages for secondary research are it is east to find and it is cheaper then primary research.

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The words, primary research, mean collecting the original primary data about a given subject. Secondary research follows primary research by branching out in a different manner.

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Primary data is data which has been collected by yourself, which is more reliable and up to date. Secondary data has been collected from a secondary source (Other people, business etc.) so it may not be valid or up to date."Primary" and "secondary" are terms used to define data relative to the purpose by which the data were collected originally."Primary data" are data collected for the need at hand."Secondary data" are data that were collected for another reason but is being re-purposed to address the need at hand.When describing the expertise of data analysts, it is not uncommon to distinguish between primary and secondary data analytics. Primary data analytics involves the ability to analyze data for the purpose by which it has been collected. Secondary data analytics involves identifying "secondary data sources" to solve a new problem and then the ability to re-purpose that data.Primary data is a data which is created for the first time and there is no previous source available. Secondary data is a readily available data like data from trade directories,statistics from websites etc. In Dissertation Literature review is done through secondary data which includes the contents such as theories, models, compilation, research findings by some other scholar etc.

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Secondary data is collecting and possibly processing data by people other than the researcher in question. Common sources of secondary data for social science include censuses, large surveys, and organizational records (Mintel). In sociology primary data is data you have collected yourself and secondary data is data you have gathered from primary sources to create new research. In terms of historical research, these two terms have different meanings. A primary source is a book or set of archival records. A secondary source is a summary of a book or set of records. Advantages to the secondary data collection method are - 1) it saves time that would otherwise be spent collecting data, 2) provides a larger database (usually) than what would be possible to collect on ones own However there are disadvantages to the fact that the researcher cannot personally check the data so its reliability may be questioned.


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