Primary and Secondary Resources
Before we look at the differences between primary and secondary resources, view this source from The Learning Portal and Conestoga College (2016) on the types of resources available to you and why using different sources is beneficial for your work.
Please answer the following questions on the types of resources:
What are three types of information sources?
Why is it important to search for information from diverse sources?
According to the Purdue Online Writing Lab (2020), “primary research is any type of research that you collect yourself. Examples include surveys, interviews, observations, and ethnographic research” (para. 1). The observations made through primary research document first-hand observations of an issue, idea, or event.
View this source from the University of Guelph (2019) for more information on primary research.