Why is it important to use peer reviewed sources in your research?

Within the scientific community, peer review has become an essential component of the academic writing process. It helps ensure that papers published in scientific journals answer meaningful research questions and draw accurate conclusions based on professionally executed experimentation.

Why are scholarly journals more reliable than the other sources?

Articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed, academic, and refereed journals are more credible than articles from popular or trade journals (‘magazines’) because they have gone through the most rigorous review process. They also have the most references or citations.

Why are journal articles better sources for research?

Strengths: Academic journals are a favoured source of academic information. They usually offer a more current view than do text books, and have credibility due to the process of peer review, under which journal articles (‘papers’) submitted by researchers are evaluated by experts in the field before being published.

Why is it important to use sources?

Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes: It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper. Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.

What are examples of scholarly sources?

Ask us!Scholarly publications (Journals)Popular sources (News and Magazines)Professional/Trade sources.Books / Book Chapters.Conference proceedings.Government Documents.Theses & Dissertations.

What does a scholarly source look like?

Scholarly sources (also referred to as academic, peer-reviewed, or refereed sources) are written by experts in a particular field and serve to keep others interested in that field up to date on the most recent research, findings, and news.

What is the difference between a popular source and a scholarly source?

Popular sources are useful for getting ideas for a topic or for background and anecdotal information. Typically, however, you should support your arguments by citing scholarly articles, which contain original research written by experts and do not contain glossy pages or advertisements.

Is the New York Times a scholarly source?

Newspapers are not scholarly sources, but some would not properly be termed popular, either. But some newspapers, such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, have developed a national or even worldwide reputation for thoroughness.

How do I know if a source is peer reviewed?

If the article is from a printed journal, look at the publication information in the front of the journal. If the article is from an electronic journal, go to the journal home page and look for a link to ‘About this journal’ or ‘Notes for Authors’. Here it should tell you if the articles are peer-reviewed.

What makes a good news source?

Transparency: Good news sources clearly mark opinion columns as opinion, disclose conflicts of interest, indicate in stories where information was obtained and how it was verified, and provide links to sources.

What makes a journalist trustworthy?

Journalists should: Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible. Avoid undercover or other surreptitious methods of gathering information unless traditional, open methods will not yield information vital to the public.

What makes a media source credible?

Articles. The definition of a credible source can change depending on the discipline, but in general, for academic writing, a credible source is one that is unbiased and is backed up with evidence. When writing a research paper, always use and cite credible sources.

How can we identify whether a certain news information etc are reliable credible and valid?

There are several main criteria for determining whether a source is reliable or not.1) Accuracy. Verify the information you already know against the information found in the source. 2) Authority. Make sure the source is written by a trustworthy author and/or institution. 3) Currency. 4) Coverage.

What are some examples of reliable sources?

Magazine articles, books and newspaper articles from well-established newspapers – written for a general audience by authors or journalists who have consulted reliable sources and vetted through an editor. These sources may provide some of their articles online for free.