Wednesday, 17 July 2013

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2. Reflect on the following questions and post them on your blog

(I need to see each member contribution under the heading Thur,18 July 2013. Type your answers end off with name and role in team)

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?

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  1. 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?

    a. A primary information is unedited but secondary information is edited. A primary information can be something like interviews or speeches. But A secondary information can be textbooks and newspapers as these are information which are edited and these can be based on the primary information. Primary information is most useful when we want to the exact thing that happened, like a interview. Secondary information is most useful when we want to learn the facts, for example the textbooks.
    b. A popular information used in magazines and entertainment are used to inform and entertain the general public while A scholarly information used in textbooks gives us research and academic information.
    c. Printed - hard and paper backs
    Digital - information stored in electronic way
    Audio/Video - Information in television or on radio
    Multimedia - Information created using different media
    Microform - Information in images that have been taken
    Human - Information gathered from people around you

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  4. a)Primary information are those information that is created at or near the time of the event by someone that was actually present,like interviews while secondary information is a second hand account, example a person reads a history book and writes a report about it.primary information is useful when we want an exact account of what actually happened while secondary information is useful when we want to learn stuff from perspectives.

    b)Popular informs and entertain the general public.
    Scholarly :Stimulates discussion by questioning

    c)Printed: to provide easily scanned details
    audio/video:Materials collected using video (television, video recordings), audio (radio, audio recordings)
    Digital:information stored in electronic format
    multimedia:using media to convey information
    microform:using images to convey information
    human:information collected from face–to-face or telephone communication and conversation

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  5. a) Primary information are information that is created at or near the time of the event by a person who is present, for example, it could be an interview. Secondary informations are informations whereas the creator can read books or find out about it from different sources before compiling it and writing a report about it. Primary sources is useful as we could have an exact account of what happened in the past. Whereas secondary sources are from multiple perspectives, so we could see things from multiple perspectives.

    b) Popular types of information: Written for the general audience, thus language is easier to understand.

    Scholary: Written by and for Faculty, researchers or scholars. Language is technical and it's longer

    c) Printed: In hard copy form.
    Audio/Video: On radios and televisions
    Digital: Stored in electronic format (Soft copy)
    Multimedia: Using media to convey information
    Human: Information which is collected from human-to-human activities, for example, telephone communication and conversations

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  7. a)A primary source is information from the actual time, place or event. In addition to eyewitness accounts, routinely compiled records also count as primary sources.
    A secondary source is information that has been analyzed by someone, or rewritten, or evaluated, like information from a textbook or article.
    A primary source is material produced by someone who was at the scene, event, or occurrence. These may be letters, drawings, paintings, objects, photos, or video.
    A secondary source is a later report or discussion or a textbook. Both primary and secondary sources can be altered to favor a certain point of view, so should be used with caution.
    Examples:School textbooks, encyclopedia articles and the like are generally compilations of several secondary sources and are therefore tertiary sources.
    Primary is when the source comes from the same period of time. ex; coin
    Secondary is when you receive it after its period of time. EX: Moden book on the subject.

    b)Popular information:It is used in magazines and entertainment are used to inform and entertain the general public.Scholarly information:It is used in textbooks gives students,scholars,researchers and others research and academic information.

    c)Different forms of information:
    Humans:Information is collected from telephone conversations,face to face conversations,etc.
    Audio:Information is collected from voice recordings,radios and televisons.
    Video:Information is collected from televisons and video conversations.
    Printed:Information that is collected from hard copy forms.
    Media:Information collected from media
    Digital:Information stored in electrical format such as floppy disk,thumbdrives and DVDs.

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