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Getting Started with Research: Evaluating Sources

Critique your Sources

One of the most important components of the research process is evaluating the information you have found. Here are some criteria for evaluating articles as you conduct research:

  • Relevance 
  • Timeliness
  • References/Bibliography
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Credibility
  • Perspective
  • Purpose
  • Commercialism
  • Intended Audience
  • Sophistication

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