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Some Questions to Ask About Your Sources
What is the source? Is it believable?
Who wrote it? Who published it?
Is it relevant to me? Who is the audience?
How accurate is it? What evidence is presented, and how was it tested?
Was the sample large enough and comprehensive?
- How current is it?
Tools for Checking Scientific Information
"FactCheck.org’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy."
This is a blog that monitors scientific publishing for research that has been retracted. It can be used for performing a background check on a researcher