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Political Science & Law

Student thesis EI

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Source Criticism

True or false? Relevant or irrelevant? What sources can I use when writing my student thesis?

There are many questions when it comes to evaluating sources and you have to be thorough. Usually, there's no problem to find information - but finding correct and relevant sources is sometimes tricky. When you're going through your retrieved material you should always ask yourself::

  • Who? Who is the author? Can you find information concerning his or her qualifications and background?
  • What? Is it possible to verify the information in an independent source? Are there any references so you can reach the primary source?
  • Why? What is the purpose of the text? Does the source provide facts or just opinions? 
  • When? When was th etext/information written? Was th ewebpage recently updated? 

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Ring 0520 - 22 34 10 eller maila bibliotek@hv.se
Chatta med en bibliotekarie - vi svarar mellan kl. 10-17 alla helgfria vardagar under vår- och hösttermin.

Contact the Library

Phone 0520 - 22 34 10 or e-mail bibliotek@hv.se
Chat with a librarian - we are avaliable weekdays between 10 -17 o'clock during spring and autumn semester.