Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Individual Task (Thur, 18 July)

What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?
Primary sources are original books or an article created by someone who was present/witnessed the event. Primary sources includes short stories, plays, photographs, newspaper events, plays, letters, dairies and many more, while secondary sources are sources writing about primary sources, normally analyzing and interpreting information about primary sources. Secondary sources includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, essays, television shows. Primary and Secondary types of information are useful to us when we want to understand someone or an event that happened in the past.

What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?
Scholarly sources are meant for scholars and researches, written by experts in the topic. It usually contains specialized language (jargon) and are often very lengthy. Popular sources are meant for the general public, written by journalists or normal writers. It is usually easy to read, informal, and is short and entertaining. They are useful to us when we want to examine problems in a specific area. 

What are the different formats of information?
The different formats are digital, video/audio, multimedia, microform and human.


~Jazzlyn (Communication Manager)

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