AHS 301: Primary and Secondary Sources

Course Guide for AHS 301

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

This video explains the difference between primary sources and secondary sources.

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Primary Sources Secondary Sources
Definitions
  • Report of scientific discoveries
  • Results of experiments
  • Results of clinical trials
  • Factual, not interpretive
  • Analyzes and interprets research results
  • Analyzes and interprets scientific discoveries
Examples
  • Published results of research studies (for example, clinical trials, case studies, cohort studies)
  • Published results of scientific experiments
  • Proceedings of conferences and meetings
  • Publications about the significance of research experiments
  • Review of the results of several experiments or trials
  • Editorials
  • Expert opinion
  • Clinical practice guidelines
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