History

Question

Which of the following would most likely be considered a primary source document?
A. a collection of raw data from an important research study
B. a story in the newspaper on the history of the automobile
C. an interview with a professor who is an expert in ancient engravings
D. an article in a periodical that sums up recent developments on an issue

1 Answer

  • A primary source is a direct source for some information, not in interpretation or someone re-telling the information in the source - the latter is a secondary source.

    Here answers B, C and D present secondary sources, where someone uses information available somewhere else.

    The correct answer is: a collection of raw data from an important research study (A)
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