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Source evaluation

High-quality sources are essential for writing a good thesis. You should always be conscious of what sources you use, and of what function different types of sources serve in your thesis.

Source evaluation is an umbrella concept for methods that distinguish verified information from speculation (Leth and Thurén 2000).

Source evaluation involves examining the quality of the information you have found and its relevance to your research questions.

Think about the audience for the information, the extent to which the source refers to others, who provides the information and when and how the information was published.

Last updated: September 12, 2014

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