This section will teach you how to evaluate your sources so you can judge whether a source is suitable to use in your work.
By the end of this section, you should be able to:
This short video explains what evaluating your sources means and how it can improve the quality of your work by helping you use better evidence.
Click the image below to access an interactive activity on evaluating your sources. There are some multiple-choice questions at different points during the activity to help reinforce your learning.
The activity explores how you can use the following four questions to evaluate a source:
You will learn why each of these factors is important, some of the signs to look for when deciding whether to use a source, and some top tips for the evaluation process.
Below you can download a checklist as a reminder of the evaluation considerations you have learned from this section. You can fill out this checklist as a tool when deciding whether to use a particular source.