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The Research Process: Using Primary Sources

This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to complete any research assignment and help you avoid the stress associated with waiting until the last minute to get started.

Using Primary Sources

How do you analyze and use primary sources in research?

The following tutorial from the Owl Writing Lab at Purdue University answers your questions.  At the bottom of each page, use the right arrow to progress to the next page.

           

Analysis 

Interviewing Strategies

Surveying Techniques

Analyzing Data               

Research Using Primary Sources

Confused about primary and secondary sources? This video explains the difference using examples from the Apollo 11 Moon Mission.

Understanding Primary Sources

Examine primary and secondary sources from the Cold War era.