Reading Response: Driscoll’s “Introduction to Primary Research”

You should be able to answer all of these questions for Tuesday (9/13) in about 300 words.

1) What’s the difference between primary and secondary research? What are the three main methods of primary research? Have you conducted research via any of these methods previously?

2) What’s the difference between inductive inquiry and deductive inquiry?

3) What factors can help you decide which primary research methods are best for your research project?

4) What ethical issues might arise when conducting primary research? And how can you avoid and/or work through these issues in a conscientious manner? Can you think of any additional ethical issues that weren’t mentioned in Driscoll’s article?


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