Secondary Data Analysis: Methods & Advantages


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What is secondary data?

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1. Which of the following could be sources of secondary data?

2. Which of the following is NOT part of secondary data analysis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet as an assessment of your knowledge of what secondary data is and how it is collected. You'll also review your understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to evaluate what you know about:

  • Defining secondary data
  • Sources where you can find secondary data
  • Ways to use secondary data
  • Advantages of secondary data

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall where you can find secondary data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the advantages of using secondary data to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret the disadvantages of using secondary data

Additional Learning

There is more to learn about this topic in the provided lesson, Secondary Data Analysis: Methods & Advantages. This lesson covers more detail about:

  • What secondary data analysis means
  • What to do with the information you gather
  • The name of data that you collect yourself
  • How secondary data impacts a researcher's time
  • The challenges of using secondary data