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Information Sources Validity

Examine the validity of information sources. Identify what sources are credible and what sources are not credible. Also, discuss how you evaluate the credibility of your sources of information.

Be sure to include the following points in your discussion:

Public domain and private sources of information/data
Generating information/data
Data/Information validation

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VALIDITY OF INFORMATION SOURCES: FOCUS ON CREDIBILITY

Research starts with a crisis, an issue, or a difficulty that needs to be addressed. It may begin from something that triggers one's curiosity. With the intention to address a difficulty or a concern and to answer one's curiosity, research objective/s is formulated, research problems are identified, and tentative answers or hypotheses and assumptions are made. The research objectives and the corresponding research questions and hypotheses will dictate the type of data needed to answer the research questions or address the difficulties identified at the start of the process. The research objectives and the corresponding research questions will be provide a basis of determining the information needed, how much of that information, and where, when, and how the information must be obtained.
Hence, the type of information, how and where they were obtained are important to ensure validity of research results or validity of answers to the research questions.
Sources of information may be primary or secondary. Primary sources are those in which information is gathered by the researcher specifically for the research project. Hence, primary sources are the respondents or the subjects themselves. Data from respondents and subjects may be obtained through various means and among them are: Surveys, interviews, observations and experiments.

Secondary sources are those in which the information obtained is not specifically for the purpose of the study at hand. They have been gathered for other purposes or research ...

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Information sources validity is examined.

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