You might choose to interview someone - which would count as a "primary source." Here are some things to remember when conducting an interview:
After finding your interviewee provide them with the scope of your research. Let them know you are interested in their experiences in ___ (the Civil Rights Movement or how they viewed the Cold War, for example).
Prepare 7 -10 specific questions
Don't assume you can conduct the interview "cold"
Avoid questions that can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no"
Use nuetral phrasing
Avoid "don't you think the Civil Rights Movement was the most important social movement of all time?"
Instead use "What do you think about the effects of the Civil Rights Movement?" or "What are the long term effects of the Civil Rights Movement?"
Allow for additional questions
Prepare 7 to 10 questions but know that you might ask 1 or 2 follow up questions for each one
Don't rely on your memory
RECORD your session!
Make arrangements for a follow-up interview. While you are writing you probably will think of an additional question or clarification that you need. This can often be done via email or phone.
THANK your interviewee with a personal note and be sure to send them a copy of your finished paper!
This video provides useful information on creating interview questions, although it is a bit "campy!"