secondary research

Definition

Examining or reading about someone else's research (either primary or secondary), such as in a library.

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I decided to do some secondary research because I did not think the original research would be good enough for our company.

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The secondary research was valuable as it validated the conclusion obtained by the primary research scientist working on the project.

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I had undertaken some secondary research to make sure my own initial findings were not in error, and to my delight I found some evidence to back up my theory.

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