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Definition of Secondary data

Secondary data Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
information that is obtained from previously published materials, such as books, magazines, newspapers, government census publications and company reports and files. See Primary Data.
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Secondary data Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Secondary data, is data collected by someone other than the user. Common sources of secondary data for social science include censuses, organisational records and data collected through qualitative methodologies or qualitative research. Primary data, by contrast, are collected by the investigator conducting the research.

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Secondary data Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(Data Analysis) Typically, data acquired from published sources as opposed to data acquired from direct observation or measurement such as a survey. Contrast with Primary Data.