Description

Discusses different types of sources, and why a primary source has the most authority.

From: 1.6 Types of sources
Format: Streamed from YouTube
Time: 1:30 mins

 

Transcript

Why choose a primary source?

Primary source
Authors who conduct and publish the findings of their own original research

Secondary source
Subsequent authors comment and interpret the findings of the primary source

General readership
Students and other readers further interpret the work of both primary and secondary sources

General readership
Students and other readers further interpret the work of both primary and secondary sources

Primary sources are the most reliable source of the original idea or finding

Problem gambling is often linked with depression

Gambling is a symptom of mental illness

Gambling is a warning sign of mental disturbance

Gamblers are mentally impaired

The Primary source has the strongest authority

When reading secondary authors, refer to the reference list for the primary sources