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Research for Highland Park HS: Evaluating Information

Some Questions to Ask About Your Sources

  1. What is the source? Is it believable?

  2. Who wrote it? Who published it?

  3. Is it relevant to me? Who is the audience?

  4. How accurate is it? What evidence is presented, and how was it tested?

    Was the sample large enough and comprehensive?
  5. How current is it? 

Tools for Checking Scientific Information