Conducting Primary Research: interviews, surveys, observations, and analysis.
Purdue Owl explains it well, of course. Click HERE.
May we also recommend? Canadian Points of View (found in the Virtual Library) as a possible database to search for secondary sources, as it examines various viewpoints to a variety of current issues relevant to Canadians.
(To get to the VL, log into your library learning commons class in the HUB, and find the link to the VL on the upper right of the page!)