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Steps to Evaluting Information and Sources

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

One of the most important steps you can take in obtaining research is evaluating information and sources. Just because the information you have found matches your topic doesn’t mean it is a valid source. Information found on the Internet is particularly prone to being faulty due to the fact that anyone can publish information on […]

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Quick Ways to Evaluate Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

As you may be aware, evaluating the information you have gathered is a key step in the research process. Let’s look at some quick ways to evaluate information. Start with the ten “C’s” of information evaluation: •Content•Credibility•Critical Thinking•Copyright•Citation•Continuity•Censorship•Connectivity•Comparability•Context Content and credibility are two of the biggest factors in evaluating information. Check to see if the […]

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How to Evaluate Physical Information Sources

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

Locating the information you need for an essay, term paper, seminar, or personal use is the easy part. The hard part is figuring out how to evaluate physical information sources. You usually ask yourself if the information you have gathered is relevant to your topic and then you go from there. Many people will spend […]

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How to Evaluate Online Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

When looking at information whether it is on the Internet or somewhere else, how do you know for sure if it’s dependable and reliable? How can you trust the information you have been given? There are ways to find out if the information you are reading is valid. Here are some tips on how to […]

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Evaluating Bias in Online Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

What are common biases we deal with today? Some bias remarks are very clear like racism, sexism, elitism, favoritism and of course ethnic discrimination. Intelligence, beauty, physical ability and religious biases are all present as well. Bias can also be part of a point of view that includes personal preference, politics, and likes and dislikes. […]

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Evaluating Information Based on Authorship

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

Authorship is perhaps the most important criterion that is used in evaluating information. So much information is available, and because that information can appear to be somewhat anonymous, it is necessary to develop skills to evaluate what you find. When you use a research or library, the books, journals and other resources have already been […]

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