- • Previous Research (Secondary research)
- >> Literature review
A directed search of published works, including periodicals and books, that discusses theory and presents empirical results that are relevant to the topic at hand.
• Pilot Studies (Primary Research)
- A small-scale research project that collects data from respondents similar to
- those to be used in the full study.
A small-scale study in which the results are only preliminary and intended only to assist in design of a subsequent study.
>> Focus Group
–A small group discussion about some research topic led by a moderator who guides discussion among the participants.