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What is the difference between a primary and secondary source?

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Heather Maxwell on May 5, 2019

The primary is a direct response and report (source, basically) coming from a witness or writing that was made by a real witness of a situation. Secondary, is well...secondary. It is not totally accurate and coming from a witness. The secondary sources are made from primary sources. Secondary sources would be textbooks, while primary sources would be from real-life witnesses, journals from witnesses, and archeological findings and artifacts.
A primary source is information that we have collected, this can be in the form of a survey, ask questions, etc

The secondary source is information from an external source, such as TELEVISION, Internet, Books, etc


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