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Where do you normally find information for topics that interest you? How do you know when sources are reliable? Explain your answers. Depending on what topic I look for, the internet is the biggest information source you can research from. You can also go to the library and look through books to find information; it offers the most reliable topics being that it is controlled by professionals. Even though you can surf the net you run into bad resources and have to filter out the garbage. IF they are written by a credible source; doctors, lawyers, experts, scientists, the information has been credited. If they are from website, Wikipedia is not reliable (by teachers’ standards) some will say .org is not reliable because it supports a cause and may be bias.
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Unformatted text preview: There are varying degrees of reliability. All sources are slanted or biased to some extent, because people always have their own view of things. That being said, first-person, eyewitness accounts are preferable to third-person, hearsay accounts. Statements supported by physical evidence or facts are, of course, also preferable. Remember, however, that documents and photographs can be doctored and falsified information. Facts may not change, but interpretations do. Evaluating the reliability of a source is a judgment call. It is up to you to consider a variety of sources, to weigh them against each other, and to come to a conclusion on the basis of your research....
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course IT 205 1 taught by Professor Managementofinformationsystems during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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