Pplication: Opinionvs. Research-Based Resources

Application: Opinionvs. Research-Based Resources

How do scholars determine the quality of resources? Is an article or story by a well-known public figure appropriate for inclusion in a scholarly paper or is it just an informed opinion? How do such articles or stories differ from a report or study published in a scholarly journal? You consider questions like these when evaluating the value and credibility of sources included in scholarly research.

To prepare for this assignment:

a? Review the Evaluating Resourcesguide on the Walden Librarys website. ( See Week 6 Resources for link)
a? Review the ProQuest Database Training PDF, paying particular attention to guidelines for scholarly journals, trade publications, and popular magazines. (See Week 6 Resources for link)
a? With the above resources in mind, review both articles, Health and WellnessThe Shift from Managing Illness to Promoting Health
and Comparison of Health Care System Views and Experiences in Five Nations, 2001: Based on Commmonwealth Fund 2001 International Health Policy Survey.(See Week 6 Resources for link)
a? Although the week Application directions asked to compare two articles that were both published in 2001, it is advisable to take an optional step and look at a choice of a more recent article on the same topic, published from 2009-2012, for comparison with the earlier one.

a? Reflect on the similarities and differences between these articles in terms of their value and credibility.
a? Select at least two strategies that you think are most useful for determining the value and credibility of a resource and consider why each might be useful.
a? Remember to cite all of your sources

The assignment:
a? Briefly compare the two articles in terms of the similarities and differences in their value and credibility.
a? Explain at least two conclusions that you drew about the value and credibility of the articles as a result of your comparison.
a? Describe two strategies that you think are most useful for determining the value and credibility of a resource and explain why.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.