PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES Source: http://selu.libguides.com Primary Source Secondary Sources Novel, poem Literary criticism Diary, autobiography Biography Letters, historical documents, oral testimony Historical Commentary Newspaper report Editorial Raw data from questionnaires Social Science Article Observation/experiment Scientific article Television show/film Review Interview Case study
"A primary source is any work that offers ORIGINAL intellectual content: artistic works, diaries, newpaper reports witnessed by a participant from the time of the event, memoirs, speeches, government reports & statistics, artifacts.
Primary sources generally serve as foundation material for a particular subject area. They are the result of someone doing primary research, which involves collecting raw data. Primary sources allow researchers to analyze the data or object for themselves in order to come up with alternate theories and opinions.Secondary sources interpret and analyze primary sources. In other words, when a writer looks at a primary document, and produces a work that tries to make sense of what he or she finds, the result is a secondaryKirszner, Laurie G. The Holt Handbook. Fort Worth: Harcourt College Publishers, 2002.
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