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Transcript of Research Methods
What is a credible source?
Literary Research Project
Why is it important that your sources are credible?
your information will be correct
therefore, your argument will be correct
If you can believe your sources, then your readers (or listeners) can believe you!
& Group Project
Is this a credible source?
Why or why not?
Official Government Websites
Sites that represent Universities or respected organizations
Distinguished news sources
Scholarly, peer-edited journal articles
Published biographies or nonfiction books
Primary sources (Historical texts such as newspapers, photos, etc.)
LESS Credible Sources
Personal or Business blogs, websites, etc.
Sources with a clear bias
Publicly edited sources
Where can I find credible sources?
Evaluate the sources that you usually use to find information. Would they be considered credible sources?
Each group will select a novel to research from the following list:
Each group must complete:
How the historical context and author's life affected the novel
Themes & Examples
Each person must find at LEAST 2 credible sources
for EVERY chapter
by Kathryn Stockett
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
by Richard Wright
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne