The Influence of Primary and Secondary Sources on Popular Opinion
Because Primary sources are artefacts, documents, recordings or other sources of information created during the time of the topic of study, they serve as original sources of information about the topic. Secondary sources are useful because they build upon and analyses primary sources so that the information from them can be used by the general public and not just historians/geographers. Most of the information we read up on the internet and from non-fiction books influences our opinion, and has been derived from primary sources. However, in some cases, there may be evident bias in these sources. Biases in information do not necessarily mean that the information is false; just that the creator of the source wants to influence your thoughts about the topic in a certain way.