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Source Evaluation Guide

Source Evaluation Guide

What to look for in evaluating a research-worthy articles

    • Which definitely won’t work?
    • Which work well?
    • Which are on the edge or would require further investigation?
    • How can we discern among these?
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Notes on the articles from class:

  1. Vegging Out Tips on Switching to A Meatless Diet
    1. Point a – Gives information about switching to a vegetarian diet however, it doesn’t emphasize the issues associated with vegetarianism.
    2. Point b – This article is bias. The article doesn’t give reasoning because its written for someone who already agrees with vegetarianism.
    3. Verdict: Do not use for synthesis.
  2. Becoming Vegetarian
    1. Point a – This article gives the pros and cons of a vegetarian diet.
    2. Point b — Written by a doctor and was published on a newsletter website, but opinionated.
    3. Verdict – So far good, possibly use this article based on other articles.
  3. Study links Vegetarian Diets and Longevity
    1. Point a – The article is published on an established website, however it only refers to how a vegetarian diet can boost lifespan
    2. Verdict – do not use article
  4. Sorry Vegans: Eating Meat and Cooking Food is How Humans Got Their Big Brains
    1. Point a – argumentative but has reasoning on why the vegetarian diet is not an ideal diet for a human.
    2. Point b –
    3. Verdict –
  5. Eat Less Meat To Avoid Dangerous Global Warming, Scientists Say
    1. The Economic Value of Giving Up Meat
  6. The Evidence For a Vegan Diet
  7. Clean Meat Is the Future of Vegetarianism
    1. The Future of Meat is Vegan
  8. What if Everyone In the World Became Vegetarian?
  9. Vegetarian vs Omnivore Facts
  10. Eat Meat?

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