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  • English 2: Why are you here? Uh, Uh, No...I don’t yeah. Ok. think so.Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Evaluating Sources Finding Rock Solid Sources for your Cause & Effect Research PapersMonday, March 11, 2013
  • Let’s start with a PUBLIC CONTROVERSYMonday, March 11, 2013
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  • Topic: Should the U.S. use Drones in Combat? EFFECTSMonday, March 11, 2013
  • Your job while watching Team 1 Are these experts qualified? Team 2 What are the effects of drone use?Monday, March 11, 2013
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57568571/ drones-eyes-in-the-sky/Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Effects • civilians killed & injured • few high level terrorist targets killed • destruction of communities • anti-Americanism • fomenting recruitment in terrorist groups • American soldiers kept out of harms way • war is changed by this technology (destruction separate from the risks of sending soldiers into war)Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Qualifications?Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Qualifications?Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Qualifications?Monday, March 11, 2013
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  • Many times... you have to seek out the other voices.Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Remember him? http://livingunderdrones.org/Monday, March 11, 2013
  • It is up to YOU to determine what is credible and what is not.Monday, March 11, 2013
  • P.A.P.A.Monday, March 11, 2013
  • P=Publisher / Organization Reputation Conservative, Liberal, Nuetral? History Mission of Organization Type of Organization University? Media? Non Profit Organization?Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Think Tanks Go to “About” Page Credible? http://www.brookings.edu/about#research-programs/Monday, March 11, 2013
  • I did a google search for “unmanned drones risks” http://stratrisks.com/ geostrat/9731Monday, March 11, 2013
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  • “political-science analyst” “security consultant” “found through close friends that he had a unique personality which fit perfectly in communications”Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Uh, no... I don’t think so.Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Search a bit further and we find the organization’s connection with... http://www.oraclebroadcasting.com/broadcasters.phpMonday, March 11, 2013
  • A=Author Education Job Expertise in Field Years of Experience Proven track record Affiliation No bias/no economic connectionMonday, March 11, 2013
  • Check the credentials of these authorsMonday, March 11, 2013
  • “Google” HerMonday, March 11, 2013
  • “Google” HimMonday, March 11, 2013
  • P = PURPOSE • To Persuade/Call to Action • To Educate/Inform • To Protect a Reputation • To Protect an Economic InterestMonday, March 11, 2013
  • • Who funds the research? What are their Bias motives? Question ECONOMIC motives! • Who lobbies the government to get it to enact policies favorable to the company?Monday, March 11, 2013
  • A=Accuracy Can you verify facts? Can you prove authenticity? Research methods explained? Strong or weak evidence? Works Cited /Bibliography?Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Ms. Terry must sign off on your sources! You will explain the credibility of one source that I randomly select.Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Exploring Other Topics Pew “Topics” Page http://www.pewresearch.org/topics/ Brookings Institute “Research” Page http://www.brookings.edu/research#federal-budget/topics/Monday, March 11, 2013