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Question 1 1. Which statement IS accurate if an author's name and credentials are NOT included on a source?

Question 2 2. Asking if available information has been peer-reviewed will help the researcher evaluate its:

Question 3 3. A teacher is describing a new research project to her class, and covers some important research strategies. She uses the acronym P.A.R. to describe research source evaluation. What does the 'P' represent in this acronym?

Question 4 4. John's teacher writes a note on the rough draft of his research paper next to a particular source suggesting, 'It is difficult to determine the author's credibility, please find another source to replace this one.' What source location is the teacher MOST likely referring to?

Question 5 5. When evaluating a source for authority based on the P.A.R. acronym, what is a relevant question to ask in regards to the research source?

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Question 6 6. What is a researcher attempting to determine about a source by asking, 'Are both sides of an argument presented or is the information obviously biased?'

Question 7 7. Which of the following sources is MOST likely to be found in a database and archive used for research purposes?

Question 8 8. John has employed the assistance of aggregated databases like ProQuest and EBSCO to support his research project. What is he MOST likely to find using these resources?

Question 9 9. What type of sources are written by an expert in a field and have been judged for quality and accuracy by other experts?

Question 10 10. What is MOST likely to be determined by a researcher when assessing the field expertise of an author and the publishing company that disseminates research?

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Question 11 11. Narrowing search results to specific keywords is particularly relevant advice when one is conducting scholarly research using:

Question 12 12. Your history teacher has asked you to write a paper about major battles of World War II. Which source is NOT likely to provide reliable information?

Question 13 13. Identify the element that IS commonly associated with a reputable scholarly source.

Question 14 14. A(n) _____ source is the original place where the information is found, while a(n) _____ source relates information that was previously made available elsewhere.

Question 15 15. A student is writing a paper on the history of American Higher Education, and is unsure which of her two sources to cite: a class textbook or a book from the school library. Which of the sources should she cite in her references?

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Question 16 16. As a general rule of thumb when evaluating evidence for research purposes, sources used in the process of conducting research should:

Question 17 17. A researcher is MOST likely to identify a source that is biased based on:

Question 18 18. What type of source sticks to the facts or admits when it is sharing an opinion?

Question 19 19. A college professor has a Ph.D. in economics, has held prominent government economic advising positions, and has over 20 years of private sector economic experience. What specific element would make an economics article by this professor verifiable by a researcher?

Question 20 20. John enjoys an author's weekly blog, but finds out the author neither has a degree or any professional experience in the subject he claims to be an expert in. Therefore, this source is:

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Question 21 21. A concerned citizen wants to learn more about potentially harmful chemicals used in public water. In order to assess the reliability of the sources she finds, she must ensure the information:

Question 22 22. Your research mentor is presenting a lesson about what goes into reliable research. Which key word is MOST likely to be mentioned in her presentation?

Question 23 23. All of these are qualities you should expect in an academic source EXCEPT _____.

Question 24 24. You're writing a senior thesis on special education and need to find quality academic sources. Where would be the BEST place to find them?

Question 25 25. Rebecca is writing a research paper on the topic of cyber terrorism. She had to use both primary and secondary sources to back up her opinion. To develop her thesis she contacted a high-ranking local FBI agent who agreed to provide her with an interview. She also conducted a survey of her college to oversee their opinion on the topic. Lastly, in a Q&A session, she managed to obtain a comment from the deputy head of the NSA. She only cited the primary sources she used. Why is her paper incomplete?

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Question 26 26. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 27 27. Where can the most trusted online sources be found?

Question 28 28. Why is the information on a Wiki not always reliable?

Question 29 29. If we want news on an event that has happened in the past day, what source(s) are the best for relevant information?

Question 30 30. What steps should be taken to ensure information is verifiable?

Source Materials for Research Papers Chapter Exam Instructions

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