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  • 1. What to look for when answering RELIABILITY and USEFULNESS questions.
  • 2. <ul><li>Paper 2 is based largely on the use of historical sources . </li></ul><ul><li>You will be asked to explain: </li></ul><ul><li>The message of sources/ Why a source was published / Whether a source surprises you. </li></ul><ul><li>The reliability/accuracy/trustworthiness of sources </li></ul><ul><li>How useful a source is/ Comparing the usefulness of 2 sources. </li></ul><ul><li>How similar sources are. </li></ul>
  • 3. What do we mean by ‘reliable’ when we’re talking about a source? How reliable is this source? Is it giving ALL the facts or just a selection? Is it accurate? Is it one sided - biased? Where did the maker get his/her information? who made it? Check against own knowledge Check against other sources Check against own knowledge Check against other sources which bits are accurate & which are not? what sex race, age? what political beliefs did s/he have? why did s/he say/write draw it? when was it made? eye witness? historian or expert? from official sources? talking to others? studying pictures?
  • 4. What do we mean by ‘USEFUL’ when we’re talking about a source? How USEFUL is this source? Is it giving ALL the facts or just a selection? Is it accurate? How can I use it? Does it give facts or opinions? as a good e.g. of bias? Check against own knowledge Check against other sources Check against own knowledge Check against other sources which bits are accurate & which are not? as an e.g. of propaganda? to show how some groups felt? to give one or both sides of the story? to show how most felt? or both? whose opinions? how typical are the opinions given? can I use the opinions to explain something? are opinions useful to know? what’s missing?

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