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Emergency and Fire Services: Statistics & Web Sites

Evaluating Sources FAQ

You need to critically evaluate ALL information sources, whether from the web, in print, your professor, or the library. You want to make sure you are finding literature that represents ALL the viable (and potentially conflicting) perspectives on your topic. You also need to critically evaluate each piece of information you intend to use in your research for:

  1. reliability (see Rat TRAP handout below),
  2. to make sure it meets the needs of your assignment, and
  3. to see if it provides supporting evidence for the arguments/ideas in your paper. 

Techniques and details here:

Web Directories and Sites

Statistics

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