Collecting Data

Cartoon of person collecting numbers and symbols in a funnel

About this theme


In this theme you will work through a series of texts and activities designed to help you think carefully about your approach to collecting the data for your research project.

In this theme you will learn how to:

  • Distinguish between primary and secondary data
  • Approach data collection in an ethical manner
  • Safeguard the interest of the subjects of your research
  • Design appropriate data collection instruments.