Sources of secondary data collection:
We know that secondary data are those which have already been collected and analyzed by someone else, and as such the problems associated with the original collection of data do not arise here. Secondary data may be either published or unpublished. The sources of published data are usually:-
§ Official publications of the central, state and the local governments.
§ Official publications of the foreign government or international bodies like the United nations Organization and its subsidiary bodies.
§ Reports and publications of trade associations, chambers of commerce, banks, co-operative societies, stock exchanges, and trade unions, etc.
§ Technical trade journals like the Economical, Indian Journal of Economics, Commerce, Capital, etc., and books and newspapers.
§ Reports submitted by economist, research scholars, university bureaus and various other educational associations, etc.