Research is a conversation in which you engage with, interpret, synthesize and challenge different sources, ultimately adding your own voice to the conversation. We have access to a variety of source types that contribute different perspectives to the conversation, some more scholarly than others.
Instructions: Examine the source assigned to your group, and consider:
Who is the author? (Find more information)
What type of publication/writing is this? (Look at format and language)
Who is the intended audience of this source?
Does the author admit bias or seem committed to a viewpoint, and is that OK?
Based on this information, discuss with your group (and try to come to a consensus) whether your source might be useful for a research paper. Why/why not? If you would use it, *how* would you use it?