Part 2. Recognize Types of Information
Information creation is a process that results in a variety of formats and delivery modes, each having a different value in a given context.
By the end of this module, you should be able to:
- Identify the various information types in order to match a research need with an appropriate source
- Describe the process of peer review in order to select quality sources for your research
This module should take roughly 15 minutes to complete. You will be able to revisit the text and activity portions as many times as you like; however, you will only have one opportunity to do the quiz, linked in Moodle, at the end of each part.
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Once you have your research question, you’ll need to locate the information sources appropriate to your question and the requirements of your assignment. Taking a minute to understand how information is created and delivered through a variety of formats will help you in selecting the best sources.
With so many sources available, the question is usually not whether sources exist for your project, but which ones will best meet your information needs.