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5-Evaluating information

Topic 6    Method

Unless you have specialist knowledge of the subject content of any piece of information you are looking at, you may find it difficult to assess the reliability of that information. Nonetheless, there are indicators that may help you. For example, knowing something of the methods used to produce the information may be a useful indicator. However, this is quite complex as different kinds of information will have been produced in many different ways. What follows are some examples of the kinds of information where method is a key indicator of reliability.


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