Hint: Many people start with a topic that is too BIG, and need to narrow down their topic.
Consider multiple keywords, synonyms, or points of view.
Narrow your topic down to meet assignment’s stated goals.
Hint: Use Library Databases to get Peer Reviewed articles.
Best practice: Find multiple sources of peer-reviewed research.
R is for RATIONALE, the reason it exists. This will also let you know what the content BIAS is.
A is for AUTHORITY, is the author an EXPERT? Who says?
D is for DATE, is it CURRENT information? Some theories change in days.
A is for ACCURACY of information. Is the information you are receiving COMPLETE and IN CONTEXT, or cherry-picked and deceiving?
R is for RELEVANT, this could also be the first thing. If it isn't useful for your goal, don't waste your time by reading.
If information doesn't pass a RADAR test, it is probably not worth your time.
Caution: If you decide to use content that is unreliable, biased, or from an anonymous source, be careful to explain why you are still using such untrustworthy information.
Hint: Keep track of where you get your information - FROM THE BEGINNING The citation allows other people to re-search for the same information.
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