field research

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Any activity aimed at collecting primary (original or otherwise unavailable) data, using methods such as face-to-face interviewing, telephone and postal surveys, and direct observation.

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You should have a good field research team that can get out of the office and tell you how things are going.
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As an archeologist, we had to conduct field research in the middle of the desert to find evidence for our theory.
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The field research conducted by Dr. Abbott was determined to be useful in matching our new product line with reasonable alternatives.
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