Answered By: Rachel Kennedy - Library Last Updated: May 04, 2021 Views: 3980
Primary information sources refer to original documents and raw data. Primary sources have not been edited or reinterpreted.
Examples of Primary sources include:
- eye witness accounts
- journals, letters, and diaries
- personal social media posts
- original artwork
- live footage
- government publications
- research data, e.g. public opinion polls
- clinical trials and randomized clinical trials/RCTs
Secondary information sources refer to works that have been edited or reinterpreted.
Examples of Secondary sources include:
- news reports
- social media commentary
- criticism of literature, artworks or music
- journal articles that comment on or analyse research
Tertiary information sources refer to works that have been compiled from multiple sources.
Examples of Tertiary sources include:
- annotated bibliography