Selecting Information Sources (2014)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Peer reviewed articles

    • A.

      Make excellent resources for any college-level assignment

    • B.

      Should rarely be used on college-level assignments

    • C.

      Make poor resources for any college-level assignment

    • D.

      Can be found in magazines in the grocery store

    Correct Answer
    A. Make excellent resources for any college-level assignment
    Explanation
    Peer reviewed articles undergo a rigorous evaluation process by experts in the field before they are published. This ensures that the information presented is accurate, reliable, and up-to-date. As a result, they are considered to be highly credible sources of information and are widely used in academic research. College-level assignments require evidence-based and scholarly information, making peer-reviewed articles an excellent resource for such assignments.

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  • 2. 

    Primary research documents are

    • A.

      Documents with the word primary in them

    • B.

      Original materials and first-hand accounts of events

    • C.

      Documents you find first in your research

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Original materials and first-hand accounts of events
    Explanation
    Primary research documents are original materials and first-hand accounts of events. These documents are created by individuals who directly witnessed or participated in the events being documented. They provide firsthand information and insights that can be invaluable for researchers. These documents may include diaries, letters, interviews, surveys, photographs, and other firsthand sources that offer unique perspectives and evidence. By using primary research documents, researchers can gain a deeper understanding of historical events, cultural phenomena, and various aspects of human experiences.

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  • 3. 

    Examples of primary research documents include

    • A.

      Creative works

    • B.

      Images - such as photographs, paintings or maps

    • C.

      Original works of literature

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because primary research documents refer to original and firsthand sources of information. Creative works, images, and original works of literature can all be considered primary research documents as they provide direct and unfiltered evidence or insights into a particular subject or topic. These documents are typically created by the individuals involved in the research or by those who have experienced or witnessed the subject matter firsthand.

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  • 4. 

    Examples of secondary research documents include

    • A.

      Biographies

    • B.

      Articles that analyze the topic

    • C.

      Reviews and critiques of works of drama or music

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because biographies, articles that analyze the topic, and reviews and critiques of works of drama or music are all examples of secondary research documents. Secondary research involves collecting and analyzing existing data and sources, such as books, articles, and reviews, to gain insights and information on a particular topic. Therefore, all the options listed in the question are valid examples of secondary research documents.

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  • 5. 

    Popular periodicals are magazines, newspapers, and trade magazines.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Popular periodicals refer to magazines, newspapers, and trade magazines that are widely read and have a large audience. These publications are commonly found in bookstores, newsstands, and libraries, and cover a wide range of topics including news, entertainment, fashion, business, and more. Therefore, the statement "Popular periodicals are magazines, newspapers, and trade magazines" is true as it accurately describes the types of publications that fall under the category of popular periodicals.

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  • 6. 

    Did “Module 2: Selecting Information Sources” provide helpful information for your research projects? (There is no wrong or right answer. This question will not be graded.)

    • A.

      Helpful

    • B.

      Not helpful

    • C.

      Don't know yet

    Correct Answer
    A. Helpful
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Helpful." This suggests that the person found the information provided in "Module 2: Selecting Information Sources" to be useful for their research projects.

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