Characteristics of Information Analytical Information: interpretation of facts. Example: encyclopedias, books, magazines. Factual Information: made up of facts only, no explanations or interpretations of statements. Examples: statistics, dictionaries, who’s who.
Characteristics of Information Objective Information: presents all sides of a topic. Example: encyclopedias, reference books. Subjective Information: presents one view point or opinion. Examples: editorials, book reviews, critical essays.
Characteristics of Information Primary Information: information in original form or copy of original form. Example: diary, art work, raw data. Secondary Information: repackaged, any material other than original. Examples: gossip, class notes, encyclopedias.