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Edexcel source analysis…read more

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source analysis
· Usefulness- NEVER say that the source is
not useful !!!
· Reliability- Can the source be trusted?
· Nature- What type of source?
· Origin- Who produced by, when, where?
· Purpose- why was it produced?…read more

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Source Analysis in More Detail
· Primary source- written or by photograph taken by someone
present at the event. e.g. photo of My Lai massacre
· Secondary source- written some time after the event. e.g.
documentary filmed at 2001 about Vietnam war.
Nature of the source
When examining a source it could be helpful to know
what type of source it is (^_^)
Artefacts, government documents, newspapers, paintings,
photographs, cartoons, letters, diaries and memos.…read more

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BIAS- one sided. Most sources show to be bias and
many of you might assume that the source is not useful.
However opinions can be as valuable as facts. They tell
us how people felt and give us ideas of why people
acted as they did.
We all have our own opinions on things so did people in
the past . Sometimes though opinions can get in the way
of the truth.
Deliberate bias- sometimes bias is deliberate. The
source might have been:
· Exaggerated
· Reported incorrectly
· Missing out important facts
It might not people deliberately lying, but there feelings
or beliefs blind them. This can be often caused by
prejudice against a particular race e.g. Jews/
Communism…read more

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How do you notice bias source
Language- choice of words making things sound good or
bad without directly saying so.
Balance- If you know that the information stated in the
source is leaving something or highlight some facts more
then others.
Background- Does the person creating the source have
any reason to be one-sided?…read more

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How valuable source is. All sources are USEFUL!
A source might be more useful for some purpose then it would for
· The nature of the source?
· Who produced it ?
· Why did they produce it?
· What is the aim of the source?
· Context (what was going on at that time)?
· What information does it contain?
· What does it leave out? (is it deliberate) ?
· One-sided/ balanced?
· What feelings and emotions are shown towards the event ?…read more

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