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Evaluating Sources: Is it Trustworthy?

Find out who is providing the content and why. Get information from different sources. Be skeptical.

Sources should be collaborated by other sources.

puzzle pieces imageBEST PRACTICE: Find multiple sources of information.

There is no "truth", only the most current or defensible truth.

different points of view imageWe see studies "proving" and "contradicting" other studies all the time in science. Often the studies that are being compared vary in important ways. This makes a direct comparison difficult.  Other times the sample size is simply too small to give significant results that can be applied to another population.  

 

VIDEO: Credible Sources


Credits

  • Anne Burke: Project Lead, Storyboards
  • Lisa Becksford: Script, Editing
  • Daria Dorafshar: Graphics and Animation
  • Andreas Orphanides: Editing, Audio Production, Technical Infrastructure
  • Josephine McRobbie: Narration

FOLLOW THE BREAD-CRUMB TRAIL TO THE AUTHOR

Look at the URL:

Follow the "bread-crumb trail" backwards to identify the hosting pages for a website and get information about the source of content.

https://www.writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/process.html

Content to evaluate: Stages of the Writing Process

https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook

Found in : THE WRITER'S HANDBOOK

https://writing.wisc.edu/

Hosted by: The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison

SCIENTISTS NOT ALWAYS RELIABLE Good reason to get multiple sources of information.

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