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Choosing the Right Sources: Identifying Bias and Fallacies
- Event Type
- research strategies
- University Library - Scholarly Commons
- 314 Main Library. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
- Apr 5, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 pm
- Research and Information Services
- Scholarly Commons
It can be hard to know how to evaluate information sources, whether they be academic articles or that news article your friends share on Facebook. There are a few things you can do to evaluate these documents to see if they are more or less trustworthy. It is important to remember that everything has a bias and identifying that bias will help you conduct more effective research and make better arguments. Together we will examine examples of fallacies and how to avoid being tricked by them.