HOW TO EVALUATE INFORMATION

RELEVANT

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Sample 1 : Why did dinosaurs die out? 

 

ACCURATE

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AVAILABLE

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CURRENT  

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COMPREHENSIVE

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NO EVIDENCE OF BIAS

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NO EVIDENCE OF DISCREPANCY or inconsistency

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RELIABLE

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Sample 1: What are dinosaurs - bird or reptile?  warm-blooded or cold blooded?

 

 


RACER    

  Is the information:   

RELEVANt -Accurate - Current -No Evidence of Bias  - RELIABLE    

How to Evaluate Information

SHOWS NO BIAS or INCONSISTENCY

What is BIAS and INCONSISTENCY?

What do I look for?
DOES THE INFORMATION SHOW Evidence of  BIAS OR SLANT? 

 

Is the author trying to take one side or support just one idea?
SHOW Evidence of  BIAS OR SLANT

 

 

CAN I TELL IF THE AUTHOR HAS A POINT OF VIEW?

DOES THE AUTHOR PROVIDE ONLY ONE POINT OF VIEW?

DOES THE AUTHOR PROVIDE THE POINT OF VIEW OF OTHERS AS WELL AS HIS/HER OWN?

IS THE WRITING PERSUASIVE? 

IS THE WRITING EXPOSITORY?

IS THE WRITING NARRATIVE?

does the author mention other people? other ideas?  how RELIABLE are the other ideas?

What do I look for?
Does THE INFORMATION SHOW EVIDENCE OF Inconsistency with other sources?

WHICH MEANS

DOES The information haVE errors and mistakes?
 

HOW DO I TELL?

 

 

TWO SOURCES GIVE DIFFERENT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAME TOPIC

TWO SOURCES SAY THINGS THAT CANNOT BOTH BE TRUE

I can:

CHECK A THIRD SOURCE

RELY ON THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY SOURCE

IF I AM TELLING SOMEONE ELSE WHAT I LEARNED, I can 

bulletTELL ABOUT THE two ideas AND/OR
bulletGIVE THE SOURCE OF THE MOST RELIABLE INFORMATION
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