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psych Exam2 - Exam#2 Know Difference between a primary and...

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Exam #2. Know - Difference between a primary and secondary source. Primary sources are original records created during the time period you are studying, and are not filtered by interpretation. Primary sources may also be materials created at a later date by a participant or observer of the time period through memoirs, auto biographies or oral histories. Secondary sources can describe, interpret, analyze, and evaluate primary sources. Many secondary sources are written after the event. Some examples: Analytical works Bibliographies Biographical works Commentaries Works of criticism or interpretation Secondary source can be a great way to  become acquainted with the topic. Paper & Poster sessions conferences difference. Paper Session - simultaneously conducted in different rooms and follow one another throughout the day ( much as classes do on campus) – 2 advantages over reading a journal article. The information is from the very frontiers of research. The findings presented may not appear in print for many months ( or even years ), if ever. Attending a paper session exposes you to newly conducted research that might otherwise be unavailable to you. Second, it provides an opportunity to meet other researchers in your
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field and to discuss ideas, clarify methodology, or seek assistance. Poster Session - The author presents his or her study in a written format. This form allows the author to provide more details. The poster session also allows you to speak directly to the researcher about the research. Psych info- advantages, search Using PsycInfo - In the past it was common to search for articles in psychological journals using the hardbound volumes of the psychological abstracts. This process was long laborious, and fatiguing. Fortunately, the advent of computer technology (CD- ROM) has spared us so much more work. Now you can use the computer and PsycInfo to rapidly and efficiently search for articles, books, and book chapters. Currently, PsycInfo indexes over 1,400 scientific journals and book chapters, dating back to 1887.
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