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- 1 How do professionals from natural science gather information?
- 2 How do professionals from the history Lens gather information?
- 3 How do professionals from each lens gather information what sources are they using primary vs secondary sources?
- 4 What sources are used in social science?
- 5 What questions would a professional from social science ask when studying a topic?
- 6 What two methods do scientists use to gather information?
- 7 How do historians gather evidence?
- 8 What do professional historians do?
- 9 How do we get information about the past?
- 10 What is information sources in social science?
- 11 How are primary sources used in social studies?
- 12 Why are primary sources preferred in social science research?
- 13 How do we gather information about social sciences?
- 14 How do you ensure the quality of information of these sources?
- 15 How do you gather primary and secondary sources?
How do professionals from natural science gather information?
Empirical evidence is information collected through observation or experiment. It’s the heart of the scientific method because it’s how we test out our ideas. Scientists collect data and come up with an explanation for what they’re seeing. That explanation usually leads to certain predictions.
How do professionals from the history Lens gather information?
Historians gather information about a subject and then write what they have learned from their study. In most cases, historical books and articles are reviewed by other scholars to check for accuracy. Historians look for facts and evidence in their primary and secondary sources before making a judgment or conclusion.
How do professionals from each lens gather information what sources are they using primary vs secondary sources?
Primary and Secondary sources; Primary Sources- court documents, interviews, diaries, memoirs, legislations, laws, government documents, qualitative data. Secondary Sources- textbooks, review articles, scholarly articles, magazines.
Primary sources in the social sciences:
- are written documents, sound recordings, artifacts, or any material that was created during the time period being studied.
- have not been analyzed, critiqued or interpreted by anyone else.
- are original, first-hand, raw material, which come directly from the author or maker.
Top ten social science questions
- How can we induce people to look after their health?
- How do societies create effective and resilient institutions, such as governments?
- How can humanity increase its collective wisdom?
- How do we reduce the ‘skill gap’ between black and white people in America?
What two methods do scientists use to gather information?
Scientists can gather their data by observing the natural world, performing an experiment in a laboratory, or by running a model. Scientists decide what strategy to use, often combining strategies. Then they plan a procedure and gather their data.
How do historians gather evidence?
Historians use evidence from primary and secondary sources and oral histories to answer their questions. They have to choose what information is most important and trustworthy as evidence. Historical evidence is not always simple. Sometimes what historians thought to be true turns out to be false.
What do professional historians do?
What Historians Do. Historians often study and preserve archival materials. Historians research, analyze, interpret, and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources.
How do we get information about the past?
People know what happened in the past by looking at things from the past including sources (like books, newspapers, and letters) and artifacts (like pottery, tools, and human or animal remains.) People can learn about the past by talking to people who remember things that happened at some point in the past.
Information sources comprise documents, organizations and human beings.To obtain timely, relevant and quality information for your study or research work, you need to know the various sources of information. The module also shows where information sources could be found e.g. archives, libraries and the Internet.
Here are some suggestions for using primary sources for learning.
- Use primary sources to corroborate secondary sources.
- Brainstorm dialogue of historical figures based on primary source analysis.
- Move past the “main idea.”
- Let all people in history speak for themselves.
- Consider multiple formats of primary sources.
Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs or oral histories. They enable researchers to get as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event or time period to help them understand and interpret the past.
Interview transcripts. Eyewitness accounts, newspapers articles & autobiographies. Blogs articles, tweets and other social media entries. Lab notebooks and case studies.
How do you ensure the quality of information of these sources?
As you examine each source, it is important to evaluate each source to determine the quality of the information provided within it. Common evaluation criteria include: purpose and intended audience, authority and credibility, accuracy and reliability, currency and timeliness, and objectivity or bias.
How do you gather primary and secondary sources?
A primary source gives you direct access to the subject of your research. Secondary sources provide second-hand information and commentary from other researchers. Examples include journal articles, reviews, and academic books. A secondary source describes, interprets, or synthesizes primary sources.