Evaluate your results evaluate your sources not all information is created equal just being in print or available via the internet doesn't guarantee that something is accurate or good research when searching the web, it's important to critically evaluate your search results: look for articles published in scholarly journals. Does it have an economic value for the author or publisher is it an educational resource persuasive what (research) questions does it attempt to answer does it strive to be objective does it fill any other personal, professional, or societal needs who is the intended audience is it for scholars is it for. For example, let's say you are writing a story about the long-range health effects of the explosion at the chernobyl nuclear power plant based on a study published in environmental health perspectives titled, “the chernobyl accident 20 years on: an assessment of the health consequences and the. Evaluating credibility evaluating the credibility of a resource is vital to researching at an academic level but it is also helpful to know what to look for when evaluating things you see everyday, such as commercials, advertisements, news reports, etc when evaluating the credibility of a resource the most. However, the information provided may not always align with other credible works on the topic given that self-published work is generally not used in academic writing, and the internet contains much self-published work, care must be taken to assess the source of material you wish to use in your assignment how to use. You can ask the following questions to determine if a source is credible who is the author credible sources are written by authors respected in their fields of study responsible, credible authors will cite their be especially careful when evaluating internet sources never use web sites where an author. People obtain, interpret, and evaluate this information defining credibility the study of credibility is highly interdisciplinary and implicates a number of allied concepts for example, in information 2007) through what he calls “ disintermediation,” eysenbach (2008) notes that net- worked digital media remove many.
Advice to help you evaluate information you find on the internet. Evaluating your sources in your search for information, you eventually face the challenge of evaluating the resources you have located and selecting those you judge to be most appropriate for your needs examine each information source you locate and assess sources using the following criteria. Evaluating sources of information is an important step in any research activity this section provides information on evaluating bibliographic citations, aspects of evaluation, reading evaluation, print vs online sources, and evaluating internet sources.
Before deciding whether or not to incorporate what you have found into your literature review, you need to evaluate the resources to make sure that they contain information which is valuable and pertinent this is refer to the academic reading page of this guide to learn more about reading skills. The model can be used to determine the significance and impact of discovered factors on credibility evaluations these findings can guide future research on the design of automatic or semi-automatic systems for web content credibility evaluation support this study also contributes the largest credibility dataset currently. Credible sources evaluating information for research is just a specialized, advanced form of the same critical thinking skills you already use why is it necessary to critically validity means that the research in the information source was conducted in ways that are commonly accepted for that field of study.
Evaluating for credibility next, you'll be evaluating each of the sources that you deemed relevant what are the clues for inferring a source's credibility let's start with evaluating websites, since we all do so much of our research online but we' ll also include where to find clues relevant to sources in other formats when they. Guide to evaluating information it is very difficult to find and evaluate information if you do not have a clear understanding of ref: ls014 | skills for learning | march 2018 the cars checklist: credibility: • is there evidence of the author's standing amongst their peers • check for information about the. These were divided into two domains: relevance and credibility relevance addresses the extent to which findings, if accurate, apply to the setting of interest to the decision maker credibility addresses the extent to which the study findings accurately answer the study question the questionnaire provides a guide for.
Evaluating the credibility of a researcher and his or her research in this way seems straightforward: the journal's name and the lead author's name and affiliation are and his or her work based on these three features is also far easier than scrutinizing sample size, controls, logic, and other detailed aspects of study design. Currency relevancy authority accuracy purpose librarians recommend that students use the databases listed on the library's website to search for information however, many students google their topics and use information found on websites for their research papers often, these sites contain old or.
We have a lesson plan, with an embedded quiz, that can help but as traditional news outlets compete with talking heads and bloggers for readers online, the line between fact and opinion sometimes seems blurred for example, what is the difference between news and “news analysis”) advertisement. Students will benefit from practicing using these criteria and questions on a variety of sources (2010) social studies, grades 1 to 6, history and grade 12 food and healthy living evaluate the reliability and credibility of nutrition claims from various sources (ontario ministry of education, 2008, 2013) how much do. Action ticómetro® is an online survey applied to 628 mexican students, aged 14 to 18 years we analyzed four of the twenty-six questions in the survey one of them brings a multiple choice list of criteria for assessing the credibility of information the other three questions require the selection of credible websites, based on. Page: evaluating the credibility of your sources - remember, your use of sources is a means of supporting the argument you make this means that the sources you reference need to be credible and authoritative how do you know that your sources are of value ask yourself the following questions.