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Chapter 7:
Evaluating Information

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Learning Objectives

1

Evaluating Information

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Is the Information Relevant?

3

More about Relevance

4

Is the Coverage of the Information Complete?

5

More about Completeness

6

Is the Information Reliable?

7

Reliability: Credentials of the Author/Editor/Producer

8

Reliability: Different Types of Publications

9

Reliability: Timeliness

10

Reliability: Stability and Permanence

11

Is the Information Accurate?

12

Accuracy: Fact, Opinion, or Propaganda?

13

Accuracy: Supporting Evidence and Errors

14

Accuracy: Facts Correct?

15

Accuracy: Bias

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Accuracy: Points of View

17

Summary and Expert Advice

18
 
 
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