Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth


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Why are the recency and verifiability of sources important factors in the production of an article?

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1. What are the two factors that help you judge the credibility of an article?

2. What are the two factors that help you judge the worth of an article?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of evaluating research to ensure the sources are reliable and credible.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Recency and verifiability
  • Factors of credibility
  • Factors of worth
  • Sponsoring organization
  • Peer reviewed article

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the research evaluation lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about ways to determine the validity and credibility of research sources in a different light
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about research credibility and validity

Additional Learning

To learn more about evaluating research, review the lesson on Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility and Worth. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Recall why evaluating research is important
  • Know how to determine if a source is reliable
  • Review information on how to determine whether or not a source is credible
  • Determine what worth means in terms of research studies
  • Define sponsoring organization and peer reviewed