Types of Information Quality
For college level research, you will need to use information sources of higher quality. How do you judge an information source's quality?
|Scholarly Journals (see checklist) |
- These are mostly journals (but can be in other formats)
- Are intended for scholars in their intended fields.
- Articles must be reviewed by panel of experts before publishing (aka "Peer Review")
- Often present original research
PopularMagazines (see checklist)
- Intended for mass market and general public
- Includes Magazines, trade journals, newspapers and other non-scholarly sources
- No "Peer Review" process required for publication
- Often presents general information