Monday, October 1, 2018
Types of Sources
1. Primary: straight from a researcher, original/fresh work !
2. Secondary: generally summaries of primary sources !
Book reviews, books of criticisms, research reviews, bibliography, summaries in
general, most textbooks!
A strong paper contains a good balance of primary and secondary sources
Credibility of Sources
Ethos (Expertise) = Credibility
commercial = we want your money (.com)
look for (.gov/.edu)
"Currency: the timeliness of info !
"Relevance: the importance of the info for your needs!
"Authority: source of the info/credentials !
"Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, correctness (sources listed)!
"Purpose: reason the info exists