Primary research

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Primary research involves the collection of original primary data.[1] It is often undertaken after researchers have gained some insight into an issue by reviewing secondary research or by analyzing previously collected primary data.[clarification needed] It can be accomplished through various methods, including questionnaires and telephone interviews in market research, or experiments and direct observations in the physical sciences, among others.

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  1. ^ Driscoll, Dana Lynn; Brizee, Allen. "What is Primary Research and How do I get Started?". Purdue OWL. Purdue University. Retrieved March 8, 2017.