Methods of Collecting Primary Data


Primary data refers to original data that has been collected from the original source first hand. Data collected this way is called primary data. It may be obtained by applying any of the following methods:

1. Observation.

2. Direct Personal Interviews.

3. Indirect Oral Interviews.

4. Information from Correspondents.

5. Mailed Questionnaire Methods.

6. Schedule Sent Through Enumerators.

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