The Collection, Collation, Analysis And Evaluation Of Data

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Research is the collection, collation, analysis and evaluation of data. There are diverse sources from which data may be gathered. These include: 1. Primary source Primary sources allow researchers to get as close as possible to original ideas, events, and empirical research as possible. Such sources may include creative works, first hand or contemporary accounts of events, and the publication of the results of empirical observations or research. We list sources for historical primary documents. 2. Secondary source Secondary sources analyze, review, or summarize information in primary resources or other secondary resources. Even sources presenting facts or descriptions about events are secondary unless they are based on direct participation or observation. Moreover, secondary sources often rely on other secondary sources and standard disciplinary methods to reach results, and they provide the principle sources of analysis about primary sources. (Virginia Tech, Official website of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg) A variety of sources maybe used for the information gathering spontaneously. These can include primary sources as well as secondary resources. The former is much more practical and appreciated as it readily available. Primary data on the other hand is difficult to collect and the process is time consuming. To sum up, there was little primary data that I could collect so I concentrated on getting date from the secondary
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