Primary and secondary data, HR Management

Primary and secondary data:

Primary data is data collected specifically for the research enquiry being conducted. You could think of this in terms of generating fresh evidence of your own for the dissertation. Your dissertation will include at least some primary evidence. However, research should not be thought of specifically in terms of collecting primary data, and your dissertation will involve at least some secondary data - in the literature review - but it is likely that you will make use of other secondary sources, to a lesser or greater, extent in the research part as well. This might include statistical data already collected and analysed by your organisation, or company reports. Although these were collected with a different purpose to your dissertation and so could be called secondary data, you can still carry out primary analysis of them.

Two points to bear in mind in using secondary data are to:

¨  remember that it was not necessarily prepared with your needs in mind and may, then, provide only partial evidence; and

¨ use original documentation rather than relying on interpretations by others - get hold of the actual figures rather than someone's summary, the actual policy statement rather than someone's interpretation of it in a letter, the original researcher's account rather than someone else's reference to it.

Posted Date: 2/20/2013 5:28:08 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Primary and secondary data, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Primary and secondary data, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Primary and secondary data Discussions

Write discussion on Primary and secondary data
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

A self-managing work team operates without a manager and is responsible for a complete work process or segment (Robbins, Bergman, Stagg & Coulter 2009, p. 558). SMWTs are responsib

What are the different types of Business Reports?

Reflect and share what you have learned .  Mentally apply new concepts to your work situation, actively seeking specific, real-life situations that could benefit from your new know

why do employees join unions and what do hey expect to achieve from their union membership?

Could u please help me in getting the questions which are asked very frequently for HR position?

Question 1: The complexities of operating in different countries and employing different national categories of workers is a key variable that differentiates international and

Oman is a Muslim Arab country located in the south east of the Arabian Peninsula. Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language. However, English is widely sp

Using the layers approach, I first attacked the question by trying to locate a federal law, as to date I could not find any cases or laws that were applicable. I could not find any

Can you help with open and end questions?..