Can I really trust this information?
Whenever you research a topic, it is quite possible, even likely, that you will find lots of information on it. In fact, the amount of available information on a topic can frequently be overwhelming.
This unit provides a process for weeding through it all so you use only the "best" for your work.
Weeding An Introduction
The steps in the process
PART 1: Initial Appraisal
PART 2: Content Analysis
General or specialized?
Information or propaganda?
Does it make sense?
Evaluation or Reviews
What do others think about this work?
Evaluating Web Sources
Special Considerations for Web sites
Four tips for weeding as you go
Exercise: Be B-A-D!
Why are these sources of lower quality?