A little exercise to see the difference between these two types of data sources.
Some tools for collecting data from primary sources and data from secondary sources.
Primary Data Source
from Quantitative and qualitative method
- Direct and indirect observations
- Structured, semi-structured, unstrcutured interviews
- GPS coordinates
- Shooting (Photo and videos)
- Drone Shooting
- Discussion groups
- Stretch rod
- Laser rangefinder
- Forest ribbon
Secondary Data Source
from various other sources like archives
- Reports (National and International)
- Scientific papers
- Internet databases
- Periodical reviews
- Satellite images
- Aerial photographs
- Texts and laws
- Audio and video speeches
Oliver Parks. The Difference Between Structured, Unstructured & Semi-Structured Interviews
Kallio, H, Pietila, A, Johnson, M and Kangasniemi, M. Systematic methodological review : developing a framework for a qualitative semi-structured interview guide.
Eileen Fischer and Marie-Agnès Parmentier (2010) , »Doing Qualitative Research With Archival Data: Making Secondary Data a Primary Resource« , in NA – Advances in Consumer Research Volume 37, eds. Margaret C. Campbell, Jeff Inman, and Rik Pieters, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 798-799 .