LO2 - Lesson 5 - Secondary Sources

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LO2 - Lesson 5 - Secondary Sources

  1. 1. Secondary Sources Lesson 5
  2. 2. Complete Surveys Fill out the surveys for the rest of the class so that everyone has some data to analyse. Make sure you complete the surveys honestly so that the results are fair. You will need some good data to complete the rest of this lesson.
  3. 3. Lesson Goals  Know the difference between primary and secondary sources  Understand methods of conducting secondary research  Be able to carry out some secondary research #primary #source #secondary
  4. 4. What’s the difference? Think about primary and secondary sources…
  5. 5. Primary Source Know the difference between sources Carry out secondary research  A primary source is information on a topic that is taken directly from the original source.  This is often regarded as the most reliable information since it is a first hand account of something.  Primary sources include:  Questionnaire  Meeting  Discussion #primary #source #secondary
  6. 6. Secondary Source Know the difference between sources Carry out secondary research  A secondary source is information on a topic that originally appeared elsewhere first.  This data can be used to back up research from a primary source.  Secondary sources include:  Websites  Books  Statistics #primary #source #secondary
  7. 7. What’s the problem? Think about secondary sources…
  8. 8. Secondary Source Know the difference between sources Carry out secondary research  It is possible that secondary sources may not be very reliable because they are not a first hand account of something.  Secondary sources may also be biased because they may include the opinion of the person who wrote the article and not just facts.
  9. 9. How can we trust a source? Think about how we can judge if a source is reliable…
  10. 10. Accuracy Know the difference between sources Carry out secondary research  The best methods of deciding if you can trust a source include:  Date – Is the information recent?  Author – Who created the source?  Other Sources – Do any other sources back this one up?
  11. 11. Your Task  Task 1: Analyse the results of your Know the difference between sources Carry out secondary research  Task 2: Carry out some secondary survey drawing some conclusions: research about your product:  What do the results show?  Best selling fragrance  Did you expect these results?  Average cost  Most expensive  Top for Christmas  Make sure you reference a few different sources in your work. #primary #source #secondary
  12. 12. Key Words  Source  A place or person where information can be gathered from.  Primary  Information taken from the original source or someone who was there.  Secondary  Information about something that originally appeared elsewhere.

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