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CMN 505: Methods in Applied Communication Research

This guide supports the Methods in Applied Communication Research course. Discover how to find information from multiple perspectives surrounding a topic.

Key Areas of Evaluation

In evaluating the credibility of an information source there are several key areas to consider:

  • the Authority of the author and the background of the publisher
  • the Objectivity of the author
  • the Quality of the work
  • the Currency of the work
  • the Relevancy of the work


Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Distinguishing scholarly vs. non-scholarly periodicals

Journals and magazines are important sources for up-to-date information in all disciplines.

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