7 terms

Chapter 26: Ramp Up Your Research Skills


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Factual information
consists of short facts or statements, without explanation or elaboration
Analytical information
interprets or analyzes factual information
Subjective information
is information presented from one point of view, such as an opinion piece in a magazine, newspaper or blog
Objective information
encompasses many points of view, presenting all aspects of an issue or story with factual accuracy, and without judgement or opinion
Primary sources
original materials: historical documents such as a handwritten letter, pages of a diary, an original recording of a news event, a newspaper article written at the time of the event, photographs, and original research reports.
Secondary sources
are papers, books, magazine articles, journals analyzing, interpreting, or evaluating a primary source.
Tertiary sources
lists, compilations, digests, indexes or encyclopedia