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CJ 325: Research Methods (Navarro): News #2

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Alone and  weeping in a police van, matriarch of Australia’s sordid incest culture is taken to jail – as secret tapes reveal sexualized relationship with son, 15, who she conceived with her father.

Sutton, C. (2014, November 2). Alone and  weeping in a police van, matriarch of Australia’s sordid incest culture is taken to jail – as secret tapes reveal sexualized relationship with son, 15, who she conceived with her father. Daily Mail, Retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2818220/Incest-family-matriarch-sentenced-trying-kidnap-two-sons-foster-parents-hide-fruit-picking-farm.html

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Resource

Skim through the article and respond to the following questions:

  1. What can be said about the authority of the news article? Look up information about the author and publisher. 

  2. How long is the article? How does the depth of a resource influence your evaluation of an article?

  3. Look over the format and presentation of the information in the news article. Describe the format and how it influences your evaluation of the article. 

  4. What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on sexual deviance? Answer this question by also considering your overall evaluation of the source and whether you'd use the source or not. 

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