Regardless of where you are getting your information, you need to be aware of a few simple attributes about whatever information you are using.
When evaluating information, here are five helpful considerations:
Currency: timeliness of the information.
Relevance: importance of the information for your need.
Authority: source of the information.
Accuracy: reliability, truthfulness, correctness.
Purpose: reason that the information exists.
These are the resources where you will find articles, conference papers, pre-prints, book chapters, and books. Work that might be similar to what you are attempting that has already been published. You might find similar items helpful for variable(s) identification, design methodology or forumulating your research question(s). If an article of particular relevancy is located the works cited can be an excellent way to jumpstart your literature review.
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