What are examples of credible sources?
What sources can be considered as credible?
- materials published within last 10 years;
- research articles written by respected and well-known authors;
- websites registered by government and educational institutions (. gov, . edu, .
- academic databases (i.e. Academic Search Premier or JSTOR);
- materials from Google Scholar.
What does it mean to evaluate a source?
Source evaluation is the process of critically evaluating information in relation to a given purpose in order to determine if it is appropriate for the intended use.
How do you know if a source is relevant?
There are several main criteria for determining whether a source is reliable or not.
- 1) Accuracy. Verify the information you already know against the information found in the source.
- 2) Authority. Make sure the source is written by a trustworthy author and/or institution.
- 3) Currency.
- 4) Coverage.
What are three elements that you should look for when determining source quality?
The three elements to look for when checking the quality is if the source thoroughly explains the reasoning behind the claims (1), to determine if the source considers competing perspectives (2), and if the source offers supporting date and citations(3). One is important because there needs to be expansion on the info.
Why is it important to evaluate information before using it?
Evaluating information sources is a important part of the research process. Not all information is reliable or true, nor will all information be suitable for your paper or project. Users must be able to critically evaluate the appropriateness of all types of information sources prior to relying on the information.
How do you evaluate a source in an essay?
The Big 5 Criteria can help you evaluate your sources for credibility:
- Currency: Check the publication date and determine whether it is sufficiently current for your topic.
- Coverage (relevance): Consider whether the source is relevant to your research and whether it covers the topic adequately for your needs.