Saturday, May 05, 2007

quality Research Tip 12: Evaluating Written and Oral Evidence

Before examining the verification process, it is essential to understand the difference between primary and secondary sources.

A primary record or source is one created by an eyewitness of an event. Whether the writer records the event as it occurs or describes it at a later time does not change the fact that a record created by an eyewitness at any time is a primary source.

However, the period of time between the event and the recording of the event could dramatically affect the source's accuracy.


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