Research Skills In EE Research skill is the most important tool. While conducting a research 2 important terms should be kept in mind 1. Data 2. Resources Difference between data and source There is a very fine line between data and source Data is gathered information used for analysis in EE whereas source the thing which helps you in gathering data. Types of Data ➢ Primary Data: It is collected for the first time by the researcher it is a reliable method which gives data of that time. ➢ Secondary Data: It is already collected and produced by others therefore comparatively less reliable and is of past time Ways to GatherPrimary Data Secondary Data ➢ Surveys ➢ Government publications ➢ Observations ➢ Websites ➢ Experiments ➢ Books ➢ Questionnaire ➢ Journals ➢ Personal Interview ➢ Articles ➢ Internal records Primary vs. Secondary Sources Primary sources also include first-hand accounts that were documented later, such as autobiographies, memories, and oral histories. However, the most useful primary sources are usually considered to be those that were created closest to the time period you're researching. examples: Surveys, observations, experiments, Questionnaires and personal interviews secondary source of information is one that was created later by someone who did not experience first-hand or participate in the events or conditions you're researching. For the purposes of a historical research project, secondary sources are generally scholarly books and articles examples: publications, websites, books, journals, articles and internal records. Possible Subject requirement for data and sources Languages: Primary sources are - books/articles / journals such as autobiography which are first hand by the author - It may also include speeches Secondary Sources are version is used - books/articles / journals which are written by some other author and analyzed - Already analyzed speeches are further used for research Group-3 Subjects Primary Data- Survey which is taken by the researcher Secondary data- is the statistical data taken by someone else used for analysis, it could be a statically report from an NGO or government office. Primary source- an event described of the present time by the person present at the time of event which happened during the time of research. ( newspaper report/ article) Secondary source: Analyzed statistical data, or a past event described by a person at present. Group-4 Primary Data: experiment results collected by the researcher Primary Source: raw data taken from scientific data base Secondary Data: Something like literature value which collected by some other person Secondary Source: Articles and journals which are referred for analysis.