Using information

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Using information

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Using information

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Using information

Achieve@Uni

Quick overview

Fake news or credible information? Trust it or Trash it? 

  • is the author qualified to write on this topic? 
  • does the author have affiliations with reputable institutions? 
  • does the author cite other sources in a reference list?
  • for websites such as YouTube, is it clear who is posting the content?
  • is the information up-to-date for your purpose? 
  • is the website content current for your purpose?
  • check the publication date for all content
  • is the information factual and correct?
  • is a reference list or bibliography included?
  • can the information be confirmed by research, statistics or studies?
  • does the author provide a particular perspective (e.g. political, historical, gendered, or religious)?
  • are multiple viewpoints presented?
  • are the author’s conclusions based on personal opinion or evidence?
  • who is the information for: the general public, scholars or professional practitioners? 
  • is this reflected in the writing style and terminology?
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Learn how to evaluate the quality of information used in Science and Health literature

 

 

 

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