Types of information
Why selecting appropriate information is important
The benefits of selecting appropriate types of information.
Information comes in many different forms and it is important that you consider what types of information you need before you even visit the library or turn on your computer.
Do you need a book? a journal? a web page? What about a newspaper? An Act of Parliament? Or how about another academic's dissertation or thesis? And of course, there is always filmed footage, email correspondence and more...
So why is it important to identify and select appropriate information sources?
Try the Quick Quiz below?
Read the statements and decide whether they are true or false.
So, how do you decide which to use?
The next section looks at how different types of information might be generated.