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Be a Research Skeptic

A Crash Course in Source Evaluation


Welcome to the Be a Research Skeptic guide. This instructional guide will introduce you to evaluating your sources. There is a lot to consider when considering if a source is a good fit for your project. This guide introduces you to the SIFT method for evaluating your sources. Navigate through the pages in this guide to learn more.


With this guide you will:​

  • Consider how bias exists in systems, resources, and yourself
  • Explore the SIFT evaluation method
  • Try some evaluation using the SIFT method