Nowadays lot of people trust in everything what’s said or written in mass media. They don’t even try to figure out if it is truth or not, just assume that official information and news providers won’t lie. The truth is that most of the mass media provide only information from secondary information sources so it can be considered as gossip not actual evidence. To know which information provided by media is reliable and which are not sms lån, people must learn the difference between primary and secondary information sources.

Primary information sources are those who provide evidence of an event, person or object the information is about. Those are original materials which can prove that information is really true. They come from the time that is being discussed and provided by someone who actually experienced the event or object. They can come in various forms, for example, written, told, showed etc., but they all as one comes exactly from the actual place and time the news are about. Thos can be autobiographies, memories, letters, interviews, books, documents, artifacts etc. As the primary information sources are actual evidences, they are very reliable, however, they can not be considered as conclusive truth, because also primary source can lie. For example, person who has experienced an event can lie about it, but it will still be considered as primary information source – memories.


Secondary information sources are those who discuss, interpret, comment, analyze, evaluate, summarize, and process primary information sources. As they are not actual evidence and they come form the primary sources, they are from later time and might be from different persons. That forbrukslån på dagen is information which is only based on the evidence of an actual object, event or person, so they are not considered as so reliable. That doesn’t mean secondary information sources are totally reliable. In most cases there is a huge part f truth in secondary information sources as well, but they can be paraphrased, presented a particular manner or distorted. Secondary information sources are articles, bibliographies, literature reviews, many books lån på dagen, most of the news etc.


There can also be tertiary information sources and so on. Information can be passed around many times and each time it gets a little bit more unreliable. Mostly people perceive the information from secondary, tertiary or even further sources so it is already changed a little bit and can not be considered as conclusive truth. To make sure you get the full story right, you must look for the primary information sources. Most of the media and other official information providers show the sources of the information, so you should dig deeper, until you find the primary sources.


Of course, most of the information we perceive from the media is at least half truths and we can get an approximate picture from that, so there is no need to search the primary sources of all the articles and topics you find, but if the information is especially important and you want to pass it further, better make sure it is true by finding the primary information source which it comes from.