GP Discussion Post Response Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date Irrespective of the various ways through which a researcher could use to ascertain the credibility of the acquired source(s) I agree that the consideration of the three R’s is a relative researchers have to ensure that they first distinguish if it is a primary or a secondary source. Apparently many of the secondary resources are not considered as unreliable since a majority of their utilized sentiments resonates from the writer’s perspective. [...]
In a minimum of 85 words respond to this discussion post. 1. There are many ways to determine whether or not your gathered information is credible. The three R's are a great way to make sure that you are looking out for the correct things when getting reesearch for an assignment, or just in general. One important thing that makes it credible is whether or not it can be backed up. People can put anything on the internet, but if there is no evidence or proof of where it came from then it can not be called credible. You want to make sure that the information is unbiased, people often gather information from an author that was probably leaning towards a certain side of a subject, making it biased. If you are gathering information that isn't up to date, or RECENT, then this is also a factor that can make it non-credible. You always want to make sure that your research is being updated regularly or you run the risk of getting off topic due to old information. 2.Both GoogleScholar and PubMed are two scholarly search engines that are credible and also known to be great sources of information. RELIABLE- Research that can be backed up, having evidence of the research information that you use for an assignment is a good way to make sure that you stay on topic. RECENT- Having updated research information is one of the most important factors when gathering info for an assignment. It is important to make sure that you are getting the most up to date info because doing so can make or brake the research, and the assignment. REPETITIVE- Making sure that the information that you obtain is found in more than one place is the Repetitive factor of Evaluating Sources. By assuring that the information is repeated on several websites or several different research resources lets you know that is isn't just hear-say and that the information is more likely to be factual.