A secondary research analysis is an evaluation of a project which relies mainly on secondary research. Secondary research is basically a research which does not include the primary sources or materials which primary research uses. It is based on second hand access to the materials used in primary research, and care should be taken to keep this point in mind while assessing secondary research analysis.

Sample Secondary Research Analysis:

Name of project: Review of Holocaust Memorials and Primo Levi, an academic dissertation presented by Alice Winters

Date of submission of research article: 23rd June 2012

Analysis conducted by: Samuel Daniels, coordinator, University of Berlin, Centre for Holocaust Studies.

A brief outline of the analysis:

  • This secondary research analysis has been conducted based on several factors like depth of research, utilization of sources by the primary researcher, historical judgment used and accuracy and impact.
  • The report of the secondary research analysis will be available on the University website by the 15th of July 2012.

Salient features of the secondary research analysis:

  • Holocaust Memorials and Primo Levi is an excellent look at the importance of a figure that stood as a beacon of hope for Holocaust survivors the world over.
  • The merit of the research which has gone into the making of this work is phenomenal. The subject is handed with sensitivity and there has been no attempt to sensationalize the findings as is often the case with such research documents.

Overall the document is a splendid work of piercing research skills, a humanistic approach and commendable effort and sincere labor.


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