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What are your sources for your data?

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We rely heavily on primary sources for our information. Primary sources provide firsthand evidence about the industry. Manufacturers, government/government-sponsored reporting, legal documents, direct emails and service providers are some examples of the primary source generators we use.

We also use secondary sources. These sources relay primary source information, but also describe, analyze, summarize, etc. the information primary sources provide. News sites, books, magazines, journals, and studies are good examples of some of the secondary sources we use.