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Economics 112 - Ninkovic - Spring 2022

This guide is intended for students in Professor Ninkovic's Spring 2022 ECON 112 course.
  Evaluating Sources

Some of the questions you should ask when evaluating sources of information are:

  • Audience? Who will be reading this source?
  • Author? Who wrote this source?
  • Credentials? What are the credentials of the author? Can you tell if they are an expert on the subject? 
  • Are there sources or links to other information about the topic? Yes (If so, what kind?) or No.
  • Purpose? What is the purpose of this source?
  • Language? How easy or difficult to read or understand will most people find this source?
  • Publisher? Who published this source?
  • Source of information reliable? Would you trust this source? 
  • Scholarly/Popular? Is this source scholarly or popular?
  • Peer Review? Is this source peer-reviewed? How can you tell?

  Practice

Which one of these sites do you feel is a more reliable source for information on children's health? Why?

                  American Academy of Pediatrics                                                    American College of Pediatricians

American Academy of PediatricsAmerican College of Pediatricians