Instruments Used in the Collection of Data in Research

8 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2022

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar Sharma

Poonam Shodh Rachna; SSRN; Singhania University

Date Written: May 2022


Analyzing data is an essential part of research since it helps researchers to answer their research questions as well as test their theories. Each research study needs to gather data. It doesn't matter if you have the finest research design in the world if you can't gather the necessary data. It is essential that you gather high-quality data so that your study can be thoroughly analyzed and the conclusions you reach are both persuasive and realistic. Research integrity needs precise data collection, regardless of how data are defined (quantitative or qualitative). In order to get correct data, one has to be organized, put in long hours, and have other qualities, among them a strong work ethic. To get the data that the research team is looking for, they choose samples from a certain demographic. You'll need a specific device to gather data from your selected sample. In addition to clear instructions on how to operate new, updated or existing data-gathering equipment, the usage of these tools reduces the risk of errors.

Keywords: data collection, primary data, secondary data, qualitative and quantitative data, interview, questionnaire, observation

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Sharma, Neeraj Kumar, Instruments Used in the Collection of Data in Research (May 2022). Available at SSRN: or

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