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Research and Data Analysis Methodology

Many students settle for reading second- or thirdhand accounts of research studies instead of reading the primary source. Why is it important to read the primary source? When do you have to depend on a secondary source of information? Are thirdhand accounts of research studies reliable? Why?

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It is very important to read the primary source of research studies, because there can be some variance between what is presented in the primary source, and what is presented in the second or third hand ...

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