Monday, 15 July 2013

IRS Term 3 Week 3 Lesson 3 - Individual Work

a. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?

Primary sources are unedited and firsthand access to words, images and information. This information has not been changed by anyone and it is analysed and dictated by its content. Examples are diaries, emails and interviews.

Secondary Sources are written events that are also written by other people. These sources includes people's perspectives, opinions and even historical context. This is added because Secondary Sources are like second-hand books. Examples are journals, magazines and even interpretations.

b. What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?

Popular means publications that inform and entertain people. However, these publications must be written by famous people and companies. Examples are magazines from the publication: TIME and National Geographic.

Scholarly means publications about legal research and discussions. This can be written by anyone especially specialists and professionals. Examples are journals such as Memory & Cognition and Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

c. What are the different formats of information?

They are printed, Digital, Audio/video, multimedia, microform and human.

Brian Cheng


  1. Done by Lewis
    a) Primary is information straight from the source while secondary is when you get information from, example, a friend of the person you actually wanted to interview.
    b) Scholarly information is information of a certain subject that someone wants to teach while popular information is information of a famous person.
    c) Audio, visual and print.

  2. Done by Marcus Ang
    1) Primary information is info that comes from the person that has an experience in the particular topic.
    2) Scholarly information is of a teaching subject.
    3) Popular information is of a famous person.
    4) Audio, visual and print

  3. Done by Marcus Lee
    1) Primary source of information is direct while a Secondary source of information is indirect.
    2) Popular information is an information for a famous person/ thing while scholarly information is an information of a subject that someone is teaching.
    3) Audio, visual and print.