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POLS 390: Evaluation of Resources: News #2

Your Resource


Howard, E. (2015, June 8). Do 'whatever it takes' for a deal, says majority in global climate survey; 
A separate UK poll also finds that two-thirds of the British public think that investments in fossil fuels are becoming more risky. The Guardian.

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. Does the article seek to persuade or is it neutral? How does this influence your evaluation of the article?

  3. How could you go about verifying/corroborating the statistics reported? Who is the producer of the survey and its results? 

How your Source was Located

This news article was located using LexisNexis Academic, a database located on your Political Science Research Guide.

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