Evaluate Your Sources (CARS)
- Credible ? Is the author a recognized expert in the field? Is the organization publishing the document a recognized institution? Peer reviewed journals are good. Blogs may be acceptable if written by a credentialed expert and the author cites his authoritative sources.
- Accurate? Does the source show evidence of bias? Are their potential advantages for the author in supporting a particular perspective, such as a financial or political advantage? Do you have a bias that would influence your choice of sources?
- Reasonable? Is the argument presented logical and reasonable? Are their leaps of reason or logic?
- Supported ? Does the author cite sources for facts or conclusions presented? Do other expert support the author's perspective or conclusions?
Your project may include everything from a country report, to an analysis of current world leaders, or a position policy report. Your instructor will provide the information on the specific type of project and the format desired.
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