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Information Quality

Module One: The World of Information

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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 journalScholarly 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
popular magazine

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
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