types of sourcesPsychological Writing
Types of sources:
primary sources – original work. This can be the form oif a Dissertation, original journal article, an article in a book that has never been published before, or a book
secondary sources – citation of original work or reprint of original work. Usually found in textbooks or as part of literature reviews in journal articles.
empirical sources - -measured and operationalized work. Numbers and research are done, can be replicated and questioned.
non-empirical sources, - usually these are opinion pieces or ethnographic studies that leave some questions as to validity of methodology. Also N=1 type phenomenological reports. Often done in clinical to remark on a new phenomenon. The best ones are qualitative research that has a larger N.
peer-reviewed sources – Academic journals which have an editorial board. These are usually studies that have been reviewed by colleagues at the same level as the person who wrote the study.
professional sources – journals and books specific to a given discipline that address a given issue within the discipline. Not usually empiric, usually Op Eds or theoretic in nature.
other sources for multiple media – the web, Documentary or news videos, professional organizations propaganda, Psychology Today, etc. Sources that are not based in professional review or empiric base. Nonetheless the information has been culled from other sources and can be used as general knowledge type of information.