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Resources in research papers

Assignment 1: Discussion—Evaluating Sources (Scholarly versus Popular)

When creating research papers, the quality of the sources you use is critical to the success of your investigation of the subject. Therefore, it is important to be able to effectively evaluate the appropriateness of the information you are collecting.

Post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
- What are the criteria you use to judge the quality of the resources you use when doing research?
- How do you maintain the balance between writing your own thoughts and quoting or paraphrasing from your sources? What percentage of your paper is original?
- How do you maintain the balance among Web resources, print media, and other source channels, and what is the percentage of such content?
Write your initial response in about 150-200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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Choosing academic sources requires the inclusion of specific criteria. There are detailed features that these sources should have.

Journal articles: should be peer-reviewed and scholarly. Additionally, these ...

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This post discusses the criteria of resources in academic research papers.