Lesson Worksheet: Data Collection Mathematics

In this worksheet, we will practice recognizing the differences between, and the advantages of using, primary and secondary data sources.

Q1:

Which of the following statements is not true?

  • ASecondary data is data collected by the researcher themselves.
  • BPrimary data is data collected by the researcher themselves.
  • CQuestionnaires are a source of primary data.
  • DFocus groups are a source of primary data.
  • EWeb pages are a source of secondary data.

Q2:

A teacher asked their students to collect data on the effect of action video games on children from different websites on the Internet. What is the type of data collected?

  • APrimary data
  • BSecondary data

Q3:

Anthony is reading an autobiography about a historic character. Is this a primary or a secondary source?

  • APrimary
  • BBoth primary and secondary
  • CSecondary

Q4:

Which of the following is a disadvantage of primary data?

  • AIt saves time and money.
  • BIt is less accurate.
  • CIt requires more time and money.
  • DIt is more accurate.

Q5:

Which of the following is a disadvantage of secondary data?

  • AIt requires more time and money.
  • BIt is more accurate.
  • CIt saves time and money.
  • DIt is less accurate.

Q6:

Which of the following is not a source of secondary data?

  • ATeaching and research organizations
  • BResearch journals and newspapers
  • CInternet
  • DGovernment organizations
  • EQuestionnaires

Q7:

Which of the following is not a source of primary data?

  • APersonal investigation
  • BQuestionnaires
  • CTelephone calls
  • DResearch journals and newspapers
  • ELocal sources

Q8:

A student is writing a report about satellites. He uses a science magazine as a reference to know about the topic. Is he using a primary or a secondary source?

  • APrimary
  • BBoth primary and secondary
  • CSecondary

Q9:

A student wants to know her community’s favorite type of music. She does so by collecting data from her school and asking people about their favorite type of music. Is she collecting primary or secondary data?

  • APrimary
  • BSecondary
  • CBoth primary and secondary

Q10:

A student plans to collect data about bird migration by sitting on a rooftop, counting the number of birds in flocks, and obtaining the direction of flying. Would this result in primary or secondary data?

  • ABoth primary and secondary
  • BSecondary
  • CPrimary

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