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Human Resources: Primary and Secondary Research Analyzed

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Support each answer with at least one source from a peer-reviewed source or an appropriate textbook. You must use at least two peer-reviewed sources somewhere in the answers. Internet sources are not acceptable. Include a proper text citation for each source, and a complete reference list.

1. Describe the difference between primary and secondary research. Provide at least three examples of how to use each of these in Human Resources.

2. Explain how reliability and validity relate to selection testing in Human Resources.

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1. Describe the difference between primary and secondary research. Provide at least three examples of how to use each of these in Human Resources.

Primary research and secondary research are only similar in the fact that both are forms of research. Outside of this, the concepts of applying these two different data sets and the methods of collecting the research data are completely different (Olsen & Zhao, 2008).

To be successful, primary research depends on the subject matter be directly available over the course of the research. Primary research in business generally occurs where the organization is collecting data from themselves about themselves. The benefit in conducting primary research is it is highly effective due to the fact the results are specific to your business. The data is easier to extrapolate and apply due to the fact it all relates to some aspect of the organization where the data came from. However, the collection of research data in primary research is typically much more detailed and will require a lot of time to collect in comparison to secondary research data (Olsen & Zhao, 2008).

Secondary research involves the organization's use of someone else's data and research. Where primary research focuses on specific organizational data, secondary data is a more general look at a situation through data that is not always accurate or specific to the company's needs (Klinvex, O'Connell, & Klinvex, 1999). Secondary data is generally collected through journals, case ...

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Primary research and secondary research are only similar in the fact that both are forms of research. Outside of this, the concepts of applying these two different data sets and the methods of collecting the research data are completely different (Olsen & Zhao, 2008).

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