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POLS 390: Evaluation of Resources (Buckley)

This research guide is an exercise for the students of POLS 390 in evaluating resources frequently utilized in political science research.

Your Resource

NASA. (2023). Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. Retrieved from

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Resource

Look over the information provided at your link (e.g. abstract, publisher, tables) and then respond to the following questions:

  1. Scroll through the content presented on this page. How does the formatting and style of writing influence your evaluation of the report?

  2. This information is coming from a .gov website - how does that influence your evaluation of the content on the website? What if it were coming from a .org - how would that prompt you to evaluate the information differently?