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Evaluating Information: Vetting Your Sources: Home

This guide equips you with tools to evaluate sources within the, often times overwhelming, information landscape.

Quick Tips

We are deeply indebted to Indiana University East's Fake News Guide for these tips.

Preconceived Notions

Example:

You've decided to write about how a vegan lifestyle is healthier than other diets. You are looking at news sources and find an article in Vegetarian Monthly that says that vegans have lower cholesterol than non-vegans. However, you don't include a source from Women's Running that indicates vegans usually have issues with B12 deficiency. You have chosen to only utilize sources that support your initial hypothesis. This is confirmation bias.

Are there other types of Bias?

This is when facts are included but are misrepresented through twisted language or logic.

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