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There is no simple formula for evaluating sources; evaluation always depends on the facts of the issue being researched.
Here is a basic framework that you can use to evaluate your topic and analyze how well your sources support it:
NOTE: For many of these questions, you may need help figuring out the answers. Do you know enough about research in this discipline to answer this question? Asking professors in the field, or librarians who work with this literature, may help.
Here are some guiding questions to help you determine this point:
Source: This framework is adapted from one created by Oregon State University librarian Anne-Marie Deitering in The Academic Writer, by Lisa Ede
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