Evaluating Sources Discussion
For this discussion topic, you will post four sources that you consider possible sources for your research project. At least two of these should be scholarly journal articles.
For each source, please post your answers to the following:
- Provide an APA-style reference citation for the source. Remember that you can use CiteFast if you wish.
- What type of document is the source (journal article, news article, government document, etc.), and how can you tell?
- When considering the usefulness of this source for your research project, what positive and/or negative features can you identify? Factors you may wish to consider include focus, credibility, detail, and audience.
- Optional question: Feel free to comment on what search strategies you employed to find your sources.
Consider the sources posted by one of your peers. Would you consider all of the sources to be credible if you encountered them in a research paper? Would you give more weight to one over another? Why or why not?