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Department
Social Sciences
Course
SOCSCI 1SS3
Professor
Mark Busser
Semester
Winter

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1/16/2013 2:27:00 PM Evaluating print and web sources  Peer reviewed  Source/ discipline  Journal vs “magazine” article  Evidence/ justification  References (in-text/ footnotes)  Credentials  Trustworthy  Experience  Relevance Evaluation Criteria  The following criteria are recommended in our textbook and web module: o Accuracy o Coverage (content) o Currency  Up to date o Authority o Objectivity Authority  Who is responsible for the information?  Is the publisher the same as the author?  Are authors clearly identified?  Are credentials listed?  Are public contributions allowed?  Is the information subjected to scrutiny before publication? What is peer review  Other academics will be asked to read the book (double blind peer review- they don’t know people’s names)  Revised and re submits  They do not get paid, just as part of their job (or graduate student who is looking
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