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HLTH 235: Food Systems

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating your sources is a crucial step of the research process. You need to evaluate carefully each source to determine its appropriateness and quality.

Evaluation criteria includes:

  • Currency: The timeliness of the information.
  • Relevance: The depth and importance of the information.
  • Authority: The source of the information.
  • Accuracy: The reliability of the information.
  • Purpose: The possible bias in the information.
  • Appearance: The organization, layout, and interactivity.
  • Perspective: The voices that are represented.