When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it...but is it good information? you will have to determine that for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will more or less important depending on your situation or need.
(Handout provided from Meriam Library, California State University, Chico)
This is a simple and informative handout from Cornell College that gives an overview of Scholarly Sources vs. Non-Scholarly Sources, Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources, and the Internet. It provides a side by side comparison of each.
Primary research involves collecting data about a given subject directly from the real world/ This section includes information on what primary research is, how to get started, ethics involved with primary research and different types of research you can do. It includes details about interviews, surveys, observations, and analysis.