There are two main types of research: primary and secondary. In primary research, you collect your own data to analyze a topic of interest. For this Assignment, you will be conducting secondary research. In secondary research, you research information already collected by a primary researcher. Performing secondary research includes evaluating existing literature for strengths, limitations, and ethical considerations. When evaluating literature, think about questions such as the following:
Were the author’s interpretations and conclusions supported by the evidence he or she presented?
Was there any apparent bias?
Were there other ways that specific data could be interpreted other than how the author approached it?
Were any important variables left out of the study?