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Copy of Validity and Reliability

Reading Comprehension / High School
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Hope Strickland

on 2 December 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Validity and Reliability

Information that has been gathered and interpreted by more than one source
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Opinion
Bias
Another word for "opinion"
Prejudice for or against a person, thing, or idea when compared with something else
Phrases begin with:
"I believe..."
"I think..."
"It seems to me..."
"In my opinion..."
Personal values - what a person believes to be important or unimportant and shape an author's conclusion about a topic
Terminology
Validity - the degree to which something is correct and factual

Reliability - the degree to which information can be researched and is from a trustworthy source

Is Information on the Internet Accurate and Reliable?
Look at who published the information on an internet site to decide "why" (the purpose) the information was placed there.
Not everything that you read on the internet is true!
.com - A business, and they are probably selling something
.org - An organization
.edu - A school or university
.net - A network administration, such as an internet provider
.gov - A government agency
Authority and Accuracy
Authority
Credentials - a person's qualifications or achievements that make him/her an expert about a topic
Where did you find the information?
Primary source - MOST trustworthy
Secondary source

Accuracy
Should be free from bias
Did the information appear in more than one source?
Textbooks
Encyclopedias
Magazine articles
Primary Sources
First-hand or original information that comes from a reliable (trustworthy) source
Examples include:
Eyewitness accounts
Personal interviews
Autobiographies
Letters
Diaries
Scientific journals
Validity and Reliability
How can I determine if information is accurate and trustworthy?
Fact - a statement that can be proven either true or false using a valid (accurate) source

A fact answers:
What happened?
Who did it?
When and where did it happen?
Why did it happen?

Facts are used as evidence to support the main idea(s) contained within text.
A statement that expresses beliefs, feelings, and judgements
Statements contain such words as:
"might"
"could"
"should"
"ought"
Judgment words:
"good"
"bad"
"poor"
"satisfactory"
Secondary Sources
Biographies
Movie reviews
You be the Judge
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