I was looking at the mark scheme for this part of the paper, and mentions the uses of 'utility' , 'typcality', and 'completeness'.
However, what do these terms actually mean when comparing two sources?
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- 16-01-2010 14:37
- 16-01-2010 18:19
ok.. dont take my word for it.. but this is what i *think* they mean:
utility : how useful is the source... (i.e .. a source on clergys point of view of rev would be useful.. but not the same as saying its reliable(if biases or not.. and how bias it is )
completeness : does it mention everything about that certain topic (i.e.. if asking causes of frnech rev.. does the source mention just one cause or all the causes .. )
no iddea on the typacality one
hope it helped!..
- 16-01-2010 18:27
Typicality will be how representative the source is with respect to the viewpoint contained with it. That is to say, is what is contained in the source a widely held and accepted view?