Business Research Method Questions.Baez

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Running head: BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS 1 Business Research Methods Eddie Baez RES/320 March 24, 2011 Mrs. Stephanie Blair Business Research Methods
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Business Research Methods 2 Chapter 7: Discussion Questions 2, 5, and 7 2. Define the distinctions between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources in a secondary search? “Primary sources are original works of research or raw data that represents an official opinion or position. Included among the primary sources are memos, letters, complete interviews or speeches, laws, regulations, court decisions or standards, and most government data, including census, economic, and labor data. Primary sources are always the most authoritative because the information has not been filtered or interpreted by a second party. Internal sources of primary data would include inventory records, personnel records, purchasing requisition forms, statistical process control charts, and similar data. Secondary sources of information are interpretation of the primary data. It supports the original research. Tertiary sources of information are interpretation of the secondary sources of information.” 5. Some researchers find that their sole sources are secondary data. Why might this be? Primary sources are
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