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The information timeline

Learning Outcomes

If you work through this section you should be able to:

  • Explain how information evolves from research or an initial event to become established in the literature.
  • Define the information timeline in terms of the sequence of different information sources, and where and when they will appear.
  • Identify primary, secondary and tertiary sources.

Reflection sheet

This downloadable reflection sheet can be used to help you reflect on your learning. It can also be used as evidence of learning and included in your portfolio or PDP (Personal Development Plan).

Reflection sheet document

If you would like to use the reflection sheet, complete the first page now. When you have finished working through this section complete the second page.

Further resources about how to reflect on your learning are available in the Reflection theme.