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Primary/Secondary Sources

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Tichelle Ickes

on 24 April 2015

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Transcript of Primary/Secondary Sources

Other Examples
Photographs
Written Examples
Newspaper article
A primary source is a firsthand account of an event.
Primary Sources
Other Examples
Online databases
Secondary Sources
Secondary sources are often helpful to researchers.
Written Examples
Encyclopedias
Evaluating resources
Primary

vs.

Secondary

Secondary
Primary
BIAS
No matter which type of source is used, be on the lookout for an author's opinion or preference.
Autobiographies
Diaries
Letters
Public records
Government documents
Legal documents
Poems
Novels
Personal interviews
Television or radio broadcasts
Music
Art
Research data
Artifacts
Speeches
Podcasts
Youtube
Primary sources are often the most favored source type used by researchers.
Researchers still have to be wary of author stereotypes, exaggeration, and bias.
A secondary source is an interpretation of primary sources.
The author has already sorted the information but may have included only the information that served his goal...
so watch for
BIAS!
Reviews
News articles
Biographies
Commentary/analysis
Magazine
articles
Textbooks
Online encyclopedias
Websites
News broadcasts
Secondhand
interviews
Periodicals
Movies
Scholarly Journals
Peer-reviewed journals
Created by Tichelle Ickes (March 2013)
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