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Article Credibility Checklist

Article Credibility Checklist

After writing my last blog post, I realized it may still be challenging to determine which online articles represent fact or fluff. So, I created an article credibility checklist! Use this tool to measure the credibility of articles that discuss findings from research studies. This tool will help you distinguish between trusted and poor-quality sources […]

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Identifying Quality Information in a Quantity World

When I first began college, I thought that most of the information I found online was credible – especially when the author described findings from a research study. I assumed that if something were presented in the media using phrases like “researchers report that…” or “study finds that…”, it was true. What I learned over

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Demystifying Research and Evaluation

As an organizational leader, you could ask endless questions. How do you know that what you are doing is making a difference? What can you do better? Which programs are making the most significant impact? What should I do next? How can we differentiate ourselves from our competitors? Taking the time to answer your questions

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