How can I tell if the sources relied upon in my research article for Nursing 39000 are primary or secondary?
Review the reference list for the research article you chose for your assignment. In many instances, there will be a title of an article in the reference list that will give you a clue of whether it is primary or secondary.
For example, are there articles cited in the reference list that state in the title that they are a systematic review, meta-analysis or literature review? If so, these are secondary sources.
Are there articles that state in the title that they are randomized controlled trials, or do they state in the title that it is a qualitative study? This are primary sources.
You may want to use your APA manual 6th edition to see how secondary sources are cited within a text or on the reference list-this could be of help in identifying secondary sources.