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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- Spring '11
- Source criticism, biggest information source, reliable topics