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- A direct source of information or research, a document not emended by a third party.
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The 2012 Mosaic Fonseca letter presented by Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia could not be used as a primary document, as it could not be certified as per the customary laws, he added.
['Case studies' refer] to descriptions of real world events that illustrate particular communication problems through collections of primary document and secondary materials.
The primary document regarding laser safety is the nationally recognized American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities (ANSI Z136.3).
Eleven years ago, I closed my first editor's letter with the following words: "As a primary document, Artforum specializes in the first take: Our turf is the ferment that has yet to be canonized as a proper object of study." When it came to handing over the magazine, we returned to those words--a sentiment that had guided the publishers in naming me to the post more than a decade back.
The subtitle of Humanism and Its Aspirations is Humanist Manifesto III, which may lead some to wonder why Humanists update their primary document every few decades.
Well-designed assignments will help students master library and research skills, require them to use higher-order thinking skills, and introduce them to current issues and materials in the discipline but always in the context of using the available technologies appropriately along the spectrum from interview and primary document to encyclopedia to Internet talk group.
Each essay is preceded by an introduction by the editors and a related primary document and concludes with a list of discussion questions.
Entries are even followed by primary document excerpts that illustrate the entry topic, and document sources are provided.
This book surveys the civil rights movement through analytical chapters on specific aspects of the movement, including the status of African Americans before the movement and the most important struggles for freedom, its origins, the movement in Mississippi, and women and the civil rights movement; biographical essays on key individuals; and primary documents. This edition has an updated introductory chapter that includes additional information on pre-mid-1950s struggles for racial equality, a new subsection on the lynching of Emmett Till, and a new subsection on the fight for equality in the North in the 1940s and 1950s.
The book doesn't come to conclusions but instead presents evidence for various theories and argues that the primary documents can help readers make up their own minds.