Source Evaluation

INSTRUCTIONS:

Choose a topic and set of 3 sources below. You will review 3 websites/pages for each topic. Carefully examine each web source listed for the topic. There are 3 pages on the pdf, one for each web source.

Download the Source Evaluation Questions pdf to determine which source is more factual and reliable and which are biased or unreliable. (You must download the pdf to fill it in and save it. If you fill out in the web browser window, it may not save your answers. You’ll upload the completed pdf to the assignment link on Canvas)

NOTE: There is at least one unreliable source in each group

TOPIC CHOICES and SOURCES

THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS

Which of the following is the most reliable source on this topic?

  1. http://now8news.com/illegal-criminals-go-free/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. https://cis.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

TOBACCO USE AMONG AMERICAN TEENS.

Which of the following is the most reliable source on this topic?

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_and_health (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. http://now8news.com/trump-raising-age-limit-tobacco-consumption-25-years-age/(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/health/tobacco-social-media-smoking.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

PEDIATRIC PRACTICE IN AMERICA

Which of the following is the most reliable source on this topic?

  1. https://www.acpeds.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. https://www.aap.org (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pediatrics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

WHAT’S IN OUR FAST FOOD? 

Which of the following is the most reliable source on this topic?

  1. https://www.restaurantdive.com/news/fast-food-significantly-saltier-more-caloric-than-30-years-ago-report-f/549521/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. https://www.huzlers.com/breaking-chipotle-exposed-using-dog-cat-meat-dishes-will-close-soon/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. http://dailybuzzlive.com/mcdonalds-just-recalled-1-million-chicken-nuggets-the-reason-why-will-sicken-you/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Which of the following is the most reliable source on this topic?

  1. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/02/10/1632335/-Climate-Crisis-North-Pole-Temp-is-50-F-Above-Normal-amp-Arctic-Sea-Ice-Volume-is-Collapsing (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. https://www.epa.gov/climate-research (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. https://www.chevron.com/corporate-responsibility/climate-change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

 

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