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BUS 310 (Crumpton)

BUS 310 (Crumpton)


Primary Sources

Primary data is data YOU collect, data you gather firsthand. Primary data is data YOU get DIRECTLY from the source.

There are the four (4) ways of collecting primary data.

  1. Interviews
  2. Surveys
  3. Observations
  4. Experiments

(Choose one method for your research project.)

Secondary Sources

Researching Secondary Data

For secondary sources, you must include at least three (3) peer-reviewed journal articles. The articles cannot be more than 3 years old. You can have more than three. The others do not need to be peer-reviewed. For example, you can use a magazine article, documentary, or non-fiction book. When searching for peer-reviewed journal articles, you are to use the databases that are available at the SCC library. You can access the databases via the Internet (from home or on campus). The databases house various scholarly, peer-reviewed journals that have articles on a variety of subjects (as well as magazines and newspapers). Your report must include two relevant direct quotes from the scholarly articles you choose (cited in APA format). 

Graphics, Illustrations, Figures, Tables, and Charts

Include a minimum of three tables or figures related to your topic. At least two of the tables or figures must be created by you. At least one should illustrate the results of your primary data.

If you use a table or figure from a secondary source, be sure to cite your sources. (Do NOT use clip art. It is not appropriate for a research paper. You will lose points.)