Jumping into a database can be daunting. It is important to know what you are looking at and how to evaluate its content. This page will breakdown concepts to remove the mystery and clarify various terms...
Content used and adapted with the permission of the author, Jim Kapoun. Citation: "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523
Quantitative data is information that you can measure. It’s numbers –something you can count. Because it’s countable it can be reliable evidence. Examples include:
Qualitative data is information about qualities, you can’t count it. That is, it’s information about how people feel about something. Examples include:
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Identifying Predatory Journals
Wikipedia is a No, No!
Campus, W. (2006). Wikipedia founder discourages academic use of his creation. Chronicle of Higher Education.
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