Critically Evaluating Resources

Created by Abigail Holder, Makena Tinney

About this tutorial


Abigail Holder, Makena Tinney


Renee Romero, Ashley Peterson, Katherine Kapsidelis, Simon Lee

Learning Outcomes

  • Define positionality in relation to the research process.
  • Discuss the role your positionalities play when doing academic research.
  • Practice quickly identifying the reliability and validity of a given source given its type, methodology, publication, date, accuracy of sources cited, and other factors.
  • Identify the usefulness of the sources you will use both by checking for their credibility and how the author’s findings or claims relate to your own ideas.