COE 237: Gender & Development: Evaluate

Professor Kshama Harpankar, Spring 2018.

Why Evaluate?

Evaluating information is an important part of the research process, since not all information will be appropriate for your paper.

You, the researcher, will need to determine whether the information suits your needs:  

  • Is it current enough?  
  • Has it been written by an authority within the field?  
  • Was it published within a credible source?  
  • Is the information relevant to your topic?  
  • Is the information accurate, that is, is there evidence to support the claim?  

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