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Factors to Consider Before Using a Source for Research:
- Who wrote it- an expert or a novice?
- Why did they write it- do they stand to gain anything?
- What did they write- is it an opinionated piece or a research based report?
- Where was it published- in a popular magazine or a scholarly/ peer-reviewed journal?
- When was it published- recently or is it outdated?
Think About It!
What factors are most important to consider for your particular assignment?