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Questions to Address in Evaluating your Resource
Read through the information provided on the article's record page. To open the article, select Linked Full Text.
Skim through the article and respond to the following questions:
- What leads you to believe that the journal & article are scholarly, if at all? Consider and respond to different characteristics such as authors; article format; reference; etc.
- Look up the title of the article using Google Scholar. How many times was this article cited? Why might this be important and how might this be helpful for your own research?
- How did the author gather data -- what methodology did he use? If you were doing a research project on community policing, how could this methodology contribute to your own research?
- What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on community policing? 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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