Quality

You will be reading information from many different sources during your research project. It is important to evaluate the quality of the information as you look through your results.

You can assess the quality of the information in your sources using the RADAR criteria.

Reason: Why was this information published? Is it trying to educate, to convince, to sell?

Authority:  Who is the author and is the author qualified to write on the topic?

Date:  When was the information published? Has it been revised or updated?

Accuracy: Is the information correct? Where does it come from?

Relevance:  Is the source relevant to your subject?

Tip: Download a summary of the RADAR criteria for evaluating sources.

Select a category on the sidebar to find out how the RADAR criteria apply to books, articles or websites.

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