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Data presentation and types of data

In your own words please answer the following briefly.

What are some of the differences between primary and secondary data?

What are some disadvantages of using newspaper articles or magazine articles as secondary sources?

Do you think the the statistics presented on the evening news are valid?

Why should you use both primary and secondary data in research?

Please provide your own input not just a list of references. Thank you

One paragraph with 220 words will be sufficient... its primarily your outlook on the matter (its a survey). Thank you

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The difference between primary and secondary data is the way the researcher receives it and who is providing it. The primary data will be the information gathered by the researcher personally for his/her research or something that directly deals with the information needed. The secondary data is from other sources and may not relate directly to the research that is being ...

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Discussion on questions about primary and secondary data sources, presentation of data, and use of both.