In this report I will show the different types of research methods and explain the uses and
disadvantages of them.
Research methods are a way of gathering data for proving and testing theories. There are
two types of research methods: Primary and Secondary.
Primary research is a way of getting data yourself, this way the data will be unique to
everyone who does their own. Some of the primary research methods are
The positive aspects of primary research: Key: WK (Weakness)
The data collected will most likely always be accurate. The research will be collected
by doing it yourself at a certain time and location. WK – Will be time consuming and
may need funding to conduct the research
It will be suited to whatever you want it to be for e.g. : animals, weather and such
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Secondary research is information you did not acquire yourself but from a source of information
such as Wikipedia or a newspaper.
The positive aspects of secondary research: Key: WK (Weakness)
Saves time and money that could have been spent on primary research. WK – The
information may not be entirely accurate.
The source may not be reliable and trustworthy such as Wikipedia which anyone can
edit information on.
Conclusion:In conclusion different types of research methods can vary depending on the
way you are willing to get information. Some methods can be time consuming and are paid
for and the others can be acquired for free. This could help me in the future with my
upcoming essays or research tasks by showing me which one would be best suited for the