Data Collection Methods for Human Growth and Development Research


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Why is good data collection important?

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1. Why is experimental data collection a favorable method?

2. All of the following statements are true about secondary data collection, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of data collection. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what is essential for good data collection as well as the types of primary data collection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Necessities for good data collection
  • Types of primary data collection
  • Characteristics of secondary data collection
  • Technique for studying nonverbal behaviors

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about data collection
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding data collection and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related data collection lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the process of collecting data, review the corresponding lesson on Data Collection Methods for Human Growth and Development Research. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what data collection is and why it's important
  • Describe the types of data collection and their characteristics
  • Understand the differences involved in secondary data collection and its common form
  • Appreciate what the multi-method approach does