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SlideShare- In the same way Wikipedia can be edited by anyone, anyone can upload slides to SlideShare and share them publicly. Statista- Free info sometimes conflicts with paid info, and some information can't be accessed without payment. Remember: For some requests, a source that would be otherwise non-credible could be perfectly acceptable! For example, if a client wanted a competitive landscape on SlideShare, you'd probably want to include it as a source. In these cases, just make sure to include a note in the "Credibility" section explaining what makes it relevant to that request. How can I tell if a source is credible or not? If you're ever wondering if a source that you are about to input is credible or not, ask yourself the following questions:
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1. Who's the author of the source? Credible sources are written by reputable authors, and any applicable experience or education on the topic(s) they are writing about is properly and accurately referenced. 2. What's the purpose of the source? Always try to evaluate if the source presents clear and unbiased information or if its aim is to alter and persuade someone's views. A source written from a specific point of view may still be credible, but it can limit the coverage of a topic to one particular side of a debate. 3. How is the source substantiated? Try to avoid sources that don't have references or evidence to prove its point of view. Make sure that the source provides credible support to its claims and is not simply opinion-based (blogs, etc.) 4. What type of audience is the source written for? Determining this can point to potential bias of the source, which can in turn harm its credibility. Try to cite sources that can be applicable to a wide audience whenever possible. Do any ONE of the following to determine whether the resource is credible: Check the resource to see if the author has a job title related to the topic that might suggest the are highly knowledgeable about a topic. Check the ‘About' page of the publisher to determine if you feel they are trustworthy or an authority on the topic. Check to see if the author's name links to an author bio that provides information showing why the author is credible or knowledgeable on this topic. Scan the resource to see if there is a section giving details about the author or publisher (sometimes this might be at the beginning of a report, or at the end of an article). As for a sourcing summary, only a research strategy is required for either copy edit or sourcing+copy edit (S+CE), This is basically the detail of how you searched, the approaches you employed in order to find the information requested, and/or provides any explanations for your conclusion.For example, if a requests asks you to find 2 or 3 companies, cities, products, or related among many possibilities, you will want to thoroughly explain WHY you chose the entries.
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