You may be required to do some primary research as part of your inquiry-based research project. Primary research involves being an active researcher, conducting your own research, collecting data, and developing original conclusions.
Reminder: Check with your professor about the requirements for primary research and the types of data that can be collected.
Quantitative and Qualitative - What's the difference? Video
Primary research includes collecting data to inform your inquiry. The Quantitative and Qualitative - What's the difference? video (2:25 minutes) introduces the types of data that may be collected as part of a research study.