Evaluating

Introduction

This unit will introduce criteria for evaluating your research strategies and for evaluating information sources.

Objectives

• Develop a basic set of criteria for evaluating your search strategy
• Develop a basic set of criteria for evaluating information sources

Library Learning Outcomes

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After this module, the student should be able to:

3d. Analyze the search results and determine whether the search should be refined.
5a. Use the components of a citation to choose those sources most suitable for the research project.
5b. Evaluate among various information sources using established evaluation criteria to determine reliability, validity, authority, currency, and accuracy).
5c. Evaluate information sources with an understanding of context, intention, and audience (bias, opinion, satire, inflammatory, balanced).