Scientific Sources: Accuracy, Reliability & Validity


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Which of the following is NOT one of the major factors in selecting a source?

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1. Which of the following is considered a source?

2. The validity of a source refers to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will gauge your knowledge of accuracy, reliability and validity of scientific research. The quiz addresses the major factors in selecting a source and the types of sources in research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Major factors in source selection
  • Types of sources
  • Definition of validity
  • Example of a reliable source
  • How to examine a source's accuracy

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how to examine a source's accuracy and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the major factors in source selection

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Scientific Sources: Accuracy, Reliability & Validity. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a source is
  • Describe why it's important to use good sources
  • Identify what it takes to be classified as a good source
  • Explain the difference between a valid source and an accurate one
  • Appreciate when a particular source can be trusted