COM 156 Week 2 Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources

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COM 156 Week 2 Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources
Locate three sources you think you can use to support your final project. At least two of these sources should come from the University Library.
Evaluate each source by answering the questions in the University of Phoenix Material: Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources.
Note. You will use this assignment as the basis for part of your Week Three assignment. Your effort on this assignment will make the Week Three assignment easier to complete.
Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:

  • Acquiring Information: The Research Process


Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources
 
Evaluate three sources for your final project by completing this worksheet.
 
 
Source 1
 




Source Information




 
 
 




 
 




Questions to Consider


Answers (one sentence each should suffice)




Is the author affiliated with an organization related to the subject of the article? (Does he or she have an ulterior motive?)


 




What is the author’s experience with the subject, including related academic or professional credentials? (Is he or she qualified to interpret and explain the complexities of the subject?)


 




Does this article report on information experienced by the author, or is it a summary or retelling of information from other sources? (How close is the author to the actual information?)


 




Is the information current? When was the information published or last updated? (Might there be resources with more current information?)


 




In general, does the information in the source article match with information found in other sources, or is it different or unique? (Can this information be confirmed by more sources than just this one?)


 




Does the source make any claims without evidence to support them?


 




What makes this source credible?


 




 


Source 2
 




Source Information




 
 
 




 
 




Questions to Consider


Answers (one sentence each should suffice)




Is the author affiliated with an organization related to the subject of the article? (Does he or she have an ulterior motive?)


 




What is the author’s experience with the subject, including related academic or professional credentials? (Is he or she qualified to interpret and explain the complexities of the subject?)


 




Does this article report on information experienced by the author, or is it a summary or retelling of information from other sources? (How close is the author to the actual information?)


 




Is the information current? When was the information published or last updated? (Might there be resources with more current information?)


 




In general, does the information in the source article match with information found in other sources, or is it different or unique? (Can this information be confirmed by more sources than just this one?)


 




Does the source make any claims without evidence to support them?


 




What makes this source credible?


 




 


Source 3
 




Source Information




 
 
 




 
 




Questions to Consider


Answers (one sentence each should suffice)




Is the author affiliated with an organization related to the subject of the article? (Does he or she have an ulterior motive?)


 




What is the author’s experience with the subject, including related academic or professional credentials? (Is he or she qualified to interpret and explain the complexities of the subject?)


 




Does this article report on information experienced by the author, or is it a summary or retelling of information from other sources? (How close is the author to the actual information?)


 




Is the information current? When was the information published or last updated? (Might there be resources with more current information?)


 




In general, does the information in the source article match with information found in other sources, or is it different or unique? (Can this information be confirmed by more sources than just this one?)


 




Does the source make any claims without evidence to support them?


 




What makes this source credible?


 




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