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Evaluating information

Jeffrey Katzer

Evaluating information

a guide for users of social science research

by Jeffrey Katzer

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJeffrey Katzer, Kenneth H. Cook, Wayne W. Crouch.
ContributionsCook, Kenneth H., Crouch, Wayne W.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21357826M
ISBN 100394348427
OCLC/WorldCa12434403

Evaluating Information The old adage, "Don't believe everything you read" holds true in every form of publication. Just because something is published in a book or on a sharp Web page does not necessarily mean it's true and accurate. Here are 3 steps to help you evaluate different information genres: — The introduction or the preface of a book will always have some reference to what the specialty or genre is. If they don’t, try going on the internet and researching the book on other sites to see if there are consumer reviews of the book. Feldman, Barbara.

Evaluating Books. Most books are initially reviewed by publishers or editors for quality of content and writing style, as well as marketability. When evaluating a book, check these basic points: Author or contact person - located on title page; brief biographical information may be included in introductory pages or at end of book. Evaluating your sources Understanding how to assess the credibility of the information you come across in your study and research is essential. More information is at our fingertips than ever before (IBM, ) and the amount of information makes it even harder to determine which information Author: Rebecca Whitehead.

Content and credibility are two of the biggest factors in evaluating information. Check to see if the author is clearly identifiable and if they have a biography. . Thinking critically, analysing and evaluating the information that you find during your research is an important part of this. Thinking critically Critical thinking is a process used to think about and evaluate information and reach a conclusion.


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Evaluating information by Jeffrey Katzer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ideally, websites will Evaluating information book the following elements which can be used Evaluating information book the evaluation process: Author or contact person with addresses (street, e-mail) Document Uniform Resource Locator (URL), including an institutional identifier (e.g., an edu with a URL identifies the Date of creation or.

Provides guidance on evaluating the credibility of information sources, including books, journals, the open Internet, and primary : Susan Steele. Check the book's content Look for references and/or a bibliography (may be called Works Cited, Sources, etc.).

This list shows you what kind of Browse the Table of Contents to see what the book covers. Look up one or two of your keywords in Author: Jennifer Doak. Evaluating Information Systems explores the concept of evaluation as an evolutionary and dynamic process that takes into account the ability of enterprise technologies to integrate information systems within and between organisations.

How to Evaluate a Book Just because something is in print does not mean that it’s a good, reliable, authoritative, appropriate source of information for your research.

Listed below are some important criteria to consider when evaluating a book – or any information source – for your research. A fter completing this SECTION, you will be able to evaluate information critically by looking at: fact vs opinion the authority of the information the publishing body the currency of the information understand the difference between popular and academic periodicals understand primary and secondary Author: Sam Ncoyini.

Evaluating Information: Validity, Reliability, Accuracy, Triangulation 83 gathered from a number of separate, primary sources and may contain authoritative commentary and analysis.

The source’s interpretations and bias are important – especially of evidence of how events were interpreted at the time and later, and theFile Size: KB. evaluate, and cite the information found in a variety of sources including books, periodical articles of all types, primary and secondary sources, and the Internet  Community college students transferring to 4 year institutions will be expected to use a variety of sources to.

Post-use evaluation serves to provide information that will help decide if the book will continue to be used for future programmes.

Detailed information from textbook-evaluation processes, often conducted over a lengthy period, is a primary source of input when publishers decide to develop new editions of textbooks. : Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information (Third Edition) (): Morling, Beth: BooksCited by: EVALUATING INFORMATION SOURCES We constantly evaluate information to guide our decision-making process in both our personal and professional lives.

Author: NWCG NWCG Training Created Date: 07/10/ Title: Blank Evaluation Record Subject: Evaluation Record Keywords: Trainee Evaluation Record, NWCG, Evaluation Record, Evaluation. Methods for evaluating information sources: An annotated catalogue Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Information Science 38(3) June with 8, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Birger Hjørland.

Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information acknowledges that many psychology majors pursue careers in which they need to read and understand research rather than actually conduct research. Therefore, while students still learn the skills necessary to design research, the book emphasizes the quantitative reasoning skills /5(36).

Summary: Evaluating sources of information is an important step in any research activity. This section provides information on evaluating bibliographic citations, aspects of evaluation, reading evaluation, print vs. online sources, and evaluating Internet sources. Initial Evaluation: You can begin evaluating a physical information source (a book or an article for instance) even before you have the physical item in hand.

Taking a look at the bibliographic citation can tell you quite a bit about the : Brittany Dudek. Books. Advantages: Scholarly books contain authoritative information and this can include comprehensive accounts of research or scholarship, historical data, overviews, experts' views on themes/ a book when you require background information and related research on a topic, when you want to add depth to a research topic or put your topic in context with other important : Jennifer Doak.

Evaluating the authority, usefulness, and reliability of the information you find is a crucial step in the process of library research. The questions you ask about books, periodical articles, multimedia titles, or Web pages are similar whether you're looking at a citation to the item, a physical item in hand, or an electronic version on a computer.

Evaluating Information Sources This guide will help you to evaluate resources you use for research, whether it is an online or print journal article, a website, a book, a newspaper article, or other source that you want to : Erin Fields.

evaluate information everyday, such as deciding what car or home to buy, where to eat, what features to get on a cell phone, or which doctor to visit. The process of evaluating information for academic research is similar.

There are specific things to consider when you decide whether or not to use a piece of information. InformationFile Size: KB. what the book says, but what the book did to him or her. Thus a book review's evaluation is both an objective matter of what the book presents and a subjective matter of what the book does to the reader.

This text has thus far kept methods of developing your subjective responses separate from methods of gaining objective knowledge of a Size: KB.- In a previous movie, we talked about the differences between using a scholarly source or a so-called popular source.

And in chapter one, we talked about other types of resources, from books to social media. So let's talk about how to evaluate the information you find. After all, there are sources of information all around you, so how do you know what's reliable?

The ability. Does the reviewer mention other books that might be better? If so, locate these sources for more information on your topic. Do the various reviewers agree on the value or attributes of the book or has it aroused controversy among the critics?

For Web sites, consider consulting this evaluation source from UC Berkeley.