Primary and Secondary data - A2 Clinical Psychology

This is a fact sheet which I created on primary and secondary data.

I designed this for myself so I may have not expanded on some points or they may not make sense to others, but I hope it helps! :)

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Describe what is meant by primary and
secondary data in doing research
Primary Data

Original data which has been collected by those who witnessed an event firsthand or
who collected the data themselves for a specific purpose
It presents original thinking or new information
Examples of primary data include…

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Gathering secondary data saves time and expense which would otherwise be spent
collecting data
It can provide a larger database than an individual researcher would hope to collect
In some cases, secondary data is often the only resource and therefore the only way
to examine large scale trends of…


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