There can be multiple sources to collect secondary data. While it is easy to research and collect data for secondary purposes, it is also very effective in many terms. Sources of secondary data: Books Unpublished Sources Published Sources Journal Newspapers Websites Blogs Diaries Government Records Podcasts The only thing to keep in mind while collecting secondary data is the reliability and authenticity of it. For a dissertation, you need to be precise.
Secondary data is referred to as the data that already exists. Doesn’t matter if published or not. As secondary research is also termed as ‘desk-research’, the data is highly cost-effective. Some of the Examples of secondary data are: Governmental records Public libraries Governmental published data Commercial information Educational institutions Non-government data Data available on the internet
Secondary data can be collected from various methods. Both methods of data collection can be used for secondary purposes. Data can be collected through qualitative as well as quantitative approach. The secondary data are readily available for other resources both internal and external source. Both methods are further divided into data collection. Qualitative: interviews, media recordings etc. Quantitative: questionnaires etc. For a dissertation the methods are limited. Both methods should align with a renowned source of publications. Only research journals and authentic sites are used for the data collection on a secondary basis. Secondary data collection methods for dissertations should be [...]