Evaluating Articles

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  • Evaluating Articles

    1. 1. BioTech BiblioBytes December 12, 2008
    2. 2. The Research Cycle
    3. 3. Credibility <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>An authoritative source, a source that supplies some good evidence that allows you to trust it. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Accuracy <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>A source that is correct today (not yesterday), a source that gives the whole truth. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Reliability <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>A source that engages the subject thoughtfully and reasonably, concerned with the truth. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Supportability <ul><li>Goal: A source that provides convincing evidence for the claims made, a source you can triangulate (find at least two other sources that support it).   </li></ul>
    7. 7. C.A.R.S. <ul><li>Guidelines for evaluating sources. </li></ul><ul><li>C redibility </li></ul><ul><li>A ccuracy </li></ul><ul><li>R eliability </li></ul><ul><li>S upportability </li></ul>C.A.R.S. Source: Harris, Robert. &quot;Evaluating Internet Research Sources.“ VirtualSalt . 17 Nov. 1997.  17 Oct 2000 <http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm>.
    8. 8. Final Step <ul><li>Apply the smell test. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>1) Evaluate the popular article for: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supportability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Share the group’s findings on the whiteboard. </li></ul>
    10. 10. http://www.vadlo.com/Cartoons/Life_in_Research_Cartoon_1198.html
    11. 11. <ul><li>Evaluate using the BioTech criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the article from a peer reviewed journal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are any conflicts of interest stated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a reference list and how complete is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate using an additional two questions from the whiteboard. </li></ul>

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