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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COMPREHENSIVENESS

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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   

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

Is the information  Reliable?

How to Evaluate Information

RELIABLE

What do I look for?

who says this is good information?

RELIABLE

Is the information Reliable?

 

Can the information be trusted?
What do I look for?
How Do I Tell if the information is RELIABLE? CAN I TRUST THE INFORMATION PRESENTED?

What are the qualifications of the author? or the publisher?

does the information agree or disagree with what I  already know?

do other sources say the same or different things? 

What does the book jacket or the introduction say about the work? 

What does the librarian or the teacher say about the work?

What does the site say about the work?

Is there any award attached to the work?

Is it a relevant award?

Are there any reviews of the work available?

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