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Information Literacy Toolkit

Competency 4: Evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the information in order to determine the appropriateness of a source

 

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 4.a   Differentiate between scholarly (research-based) and popular (informational, summary, or opinion-based) sources Identify peer-reviewed research Critique the peer-review process and the use of grey literature

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 4.b  Apply evaluation criteria such as currency, authority, bias, level, & exploration (i.e. CABLE/s) Compare/contrast sources (including scholarly articles) using evaluation criteria such as currency, authority, bias, level, & exploration (i.e. CABLE/s) Evaluate quality of research (including argument, methods, findings, and analysis) within studies

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 4.c Select sources based on relevance to topic and assignment Select sources that best meet an information need based on the audience, context, and purpose of various formats Select sources that best explain the research question(s) and impact in the discipline

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