Module 4: Evaluating Information
Another important thing to examine is the content of the sources you have chosen. Content can relate to many different things, including:
- Accuracy of the material
- Quality of writing
- Intended audience (researchers, people working in the field, general readers)
- Agreement with other sources
Ask these questions when evaluating the content of a source:
- Is the content accurate, authentic, not forged or altered?
- Is the writing clear and precise?
- Who is the intended audience and is the content suitable for that group?
- Are there citations for sources, indicating where the information was gathered?
- Does the information agree with other sources?
- Are there obvious typographical or grammatical errors?