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Nutrition 3360: Nutritional Assessment

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Evaluating information

Why evaluate?

  • Not all authors have strong academic credentials
  • Not all information is vetted or reviewed before publication, especially on the Internet
  • The amount of Information - in books, articles, web, radio, tv, etc. - can get overwhelming unless you critically evaluate and filter sources
  • Your professors want you to use scholarly information, but not all information is scholarly


SIFT the information that you find:

  • (S)TOP
  • (I)nvestigate the Source
  • (F)ind better coverage
  • (T)race claims, quotes, and media back to the original context