Research Guide: Assessing Sources (PBS.org)

This handout is used for evaluating the credibility and validity of a resource, particularly when doing research using the Internet.  It provides insight into which sources are the most effective for research and how/when to use them; this also provides an area for students to gather information and log research. This handout can be used in conjunction with a larger research project to guide students in resource assessment. This PDF gives in-depth information about types of resources (i.e. blogs, television, online journals) and covers topics such as authority, objectivity, and timeliness to aid students in gathering information effectively.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.4.3
Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from websites.
CLE 3002.4.3
Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from websites.
CLE 3003.4.3
Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from websites.
GLE 0007.INQ.2
Ask questions, make logical predictions, plan investigations, and represent data.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
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