Source Types & Ethical Use
In this section, we have provided you with three chapters that will orient you towards a better understanding of types of sources and ethical inclusion of sources, as well as aid your understanding of methodologies employed in sources.
Melanie Gagich and Emilie Zickel provide a good explanation of what the different types of sources are and how to use this basic knowledge when creating a research strategy in Categorizing Types of Sources: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary.
Using Sources Ethically by Yvonne Bruce offers advice about proper citation.
In Conducting Your Own Primary Research, Melanie Gagich provides an introduction to understanding methodology that may be helpful when conducting your own primary research.
In Source Types and Ethical Use, the objectives Composing Processes, Reading, Rhetorical Knowledge, and Information Literacy are each featured. Specifically, Chapter 45 and Chapter 46 highlight the various types of sources that writers may encounter in the research process ( Reading; Rhetorical Knowledge; and Information Literacy), including ethical source use (Information Literacy). Chapter 47 builds upon these prior chapters and introduces readers to the process of conducting research and fieldwork (Composing Processes).