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For this assignment, you are asked to locate primary/original research studies.
Primary Sources in the Sciences:
Secondary Sources in the Sciences:
May be referred to as meta-analyses, systematic reviews, or literature reviews
Note that meta-analyses, systematic reviews, or literature reviews may (like original research articles) have a "Methods" section, however the methods will indicate, for example, that the authors have searched particular databases on a topic and then analyzed the results or have evaluated the important research articles on a topic -- see examples below