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ECET/Electrical Engineering/: COMM 1143

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology


Evaluating Information

When evaluating any information, think about these things:

WHO: Who is providing this information? What are their motives? What are their biases? What are their qualifications? Is this a reliable source for the information you are seeking?

VARIFICATION: Can you find resources outside of this source that confirms that the information is accurate and that the information is provided from a reliable source?

Truthiness: Truthiness is the belief or assertion that a particular statement is true based on the intuition or perceptions of some individual or individuals, without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. Truthiness can range from ignorant assertions of falsehoods to deliberate duplicity or propaganda intended to sway opinions. Origin: Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report," 2005

Verify that!