Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance


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What do we call the process of investigating a subject to learn the facts about that subject?

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1. What do we call a personal account of an event or experiment that you arranged, or documents written by people who were part of the original event?

2. Information that is collected from a primary source or multiple primary sources is called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of characteristics of primary and secondary research. You will be assessed on different types of resources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • Primary resources
  • Secondary resources
  • Process of investigating a subject

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding primary resources
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about resources used in research
  • Reading comprehension - recognize the most important information from the lesson on primary and secondary research

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance can provide further clarification. This lesson will help you:

  • Define research
  • Compare and contrast primary research and secondary research
  • Identify examples of primary resources
  • Define secondary resources