Purdue Owl and Primary Research

Primary research, as explained in Purdue owl, is any research that is collected by the investigator, which involves first-hand interaction with its subjects such as interviews, analyzes, surveys, and observations. As stated in the Guide to First Year of Writing: “primary sources are factual, original, first-hand accounts of events or time periods that may include diaries, letters, newspapers articles, photographs, maps, interviews, songs, plays, and drawings. On the other hand, secondary research is research that has already analyzed, observed, and interpreted primary sources. Examples of secondary research are scholarly journal articles, analyses, and biographies.

For my research paper, I will be utilizing both primary and secondary research. These are both extremely important for my research for me to create an accurate analysis of the panel and its cultural value. Utilizing primary sources obligates me to create my analysis and investigation of my subject and secondary research will help me develop new points of views of my investigation and opens me to new topics to take in consideration. For my primary research, for the moment, I will be utilizing the panel and the objects within it. These include original pictures, poems, and drawings within the panel. There could be a possibility of utilizing an interview of the creator of the panel as well. As secondary research, I will be using scholarly journals and library archives about the quilt.


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