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?

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RELEVANt - Accurate - CURRENT - NO Evidence of Bias  - RELIABLE    

How to Evaluate Information

RELEVANT

 WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?
IS THE INFORMATION RELEVANT?

WILL IT HELP ME WITH MY  Question or problem?
How can I tell if information  is RELEVANT?  

Is information related to the topic?

 

LOOK AT THE TITLE

LOOK AT the summary

LOOK AT THE CHAPTERS

LOOK AT THE INDEX

LOOK AT THE HEADINGS

LOOK AT THE AUTHOR (Has he written other things on same topic?)

LOOK AT THE SITE HOME

Evaluate information: 

RELEVANt- Accurate- CURRENt- Evidence of Bias- RELIABLE

 

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