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Use the articles you select to build your own informed opinions and arguments.
1. Critically evaluate the theoretical positions being advanced
2. Critically evaluate the adequacy of the methods and data to address the position being advanced
3. Examine what has previously been found in studies about your topic
4. Examine how your topic fits into this literature and how it helps answer your research questions
Are your sources appropriate for university-level research? Ask questions about your sources when you're deciding whether or not to use them for your research assignments:
Currency: The timeliness of the information
Relevance: The information meets your assignment needs
Authority: The source of the information
Accuracy: The reliability and correctness of the information
Purpose: The reason the information exists