Published on March 2, 2014
Evaluating Sources DOES THIS GUY REALLY HAVE 3 PHD’S, OR DID HE BUY THEM ON THE INTERNET?
Plan Sources Different types What kinds are available? Defining evaluating What does it mean to evaluate something? Why is it important to evaluate sources? What are the key factors we need to consider? What do we need to know? Why is it important to know? Strategies Activity
Sources Primary vs secondary Primary sources are sources that are produced at the time, and are not filtered by interpretation or evaluation. Secondary sources are documents written about a particular time or place. They generally are based on primary sources. Secondary sources tend to be more appropriate for research/analysis Primary sources are useful as evidence to support your hypothesis
Activity Primary Secondary Letter Non-fiction book
Let’s define “evaluate” www.dictionary.com What does it mean to evaluate something or someone? Why should we evaluate the sources we use?
What do we need to know? The 5 W’s are helpful here: WHO wrote the article? What are their qualifications? How well-known/regarded are they? WHAT did they write about? Is it in their field of expertise? WHEN did they write the article? Have there been new developments since publication? Is the information still relevant? WHERE was the article written? Where was it published? Is it a reputable institution/publication? WHY did they write it? Do they have a reason for taking one side or another?
Comparing articles We are going to determine which of 2 articles is more credible. We will use the following articles: http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2014/201402/news21/2 0140221-28ee.html http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/19/world/northkorea-u-n-report-change/index.html?hpt=ias_r
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