Monday, July 15, 2013

IRS Term 3 Week 3 Individual Assignment

Questions:

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

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



c. What are the different formats of information?

4 comments:

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

    Primary information is something that you get from what is really happening.Example:A person's diary.It has more truth in it.

    Secondary information is something that people adapt from the Primary information.It may be analysed to be more detailed, or it will be exaggerated.It can be useful if it is analysed well as we could have more information then. Example:Newspaper articles

    b. What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?
    Popular information is use to entertain the readers, but scholarly information is more about researched information.Popular information is good in a way that they provide something exaggerated.Example:Some news about a celebrity. Scholarly information is good as it is not exaggerated and the information given is after people researched.Example:News about scientist trying to cure blindness.

    c. What are the different formats of information?
    Printed,Digital,Audio/Video,Multimedia,Microform,Human

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  2. Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information while Secondary sources interpret, analyze, or summarize.

    Primary->shown to the viewer directly,can be interpreted easily without much thinking.
    secondary->shown to the viewer but the viewer will need sometime to interpret as it requires thinking and analyzation.

    primary sources are used for research reports as they can be easily interpreted.
    secondary sources are used for magazines to make the readers think even after they have read.


    useful->primary-This is information before it has been analyzed, interpreted, commented upon, spun, or repackaged
    ->secondary-by parties not directly involved but who have special expertise


    popular types of info->publications inform and entertain the general public
    scholarly types of info->publications disseminate research and academic discussion among professionals within disciplines

    popular types of info are for entertainment purposes.
    scholarly types of info are for research and academic discussion.


    different formats of information->Printed
    ->Digital
    ->Audio/Video
    ->Multimedia
    ->Microform
    ->Human

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  3. a) Primary Information is the direct, main information from a source by people involving in it. It is the original information which isn't interpreted in another way. These includes diaries, audio, or speeches etc.
    They are useful to us when we need to find out what happened in certain cases such as a trials in court, e.g when someone got robbed and we need to find out exactly what happened.

    b) Secondary Information is the indirect source of information. It is derived from the Primary Information and it has been interpreted or changed in another way to distribute to the public to aware them of certain Information. They Include things like books, newspapers, magazines etc.
    They are useful to use when certain information is private and the rest of the information can be disseminated to the public. The article is modified so that it can be published to the public. e.g. Some information that could not be revealed in a article printed onto a newspaper. It is edited away

    c) They are:
    - Printed
    - Digital
    - Audio/Video
    - Multimedia
    - Microform
    - Human

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  4. a)Primary sources are created by persons directly involved in an activity or event while secondary source are often written significantly after events.They are useful to get detail information

    b)Popular publications inform and entertain the general public.Scholarly publications disseminate research and academic discussion among professionals within disciplines.Some information are modified and can be disseminated to the public.

    c)Printed,digital,audio/video,multimedia,microform and human

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