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GGRB21 Political Ecology: Nature, Society and Environmental Change

This guide will help students in GGRB21 with finding, accessing, and evaluating sources that will help with class assignments.

Evaluate Sources

No matter the types of resources, whether it be books, articles, or websites, that you use for your assignments, they should be reliable, quality sources of information.

You can evaluate the quality of a resource using RADAR. RADAR is a framework that stands for five criteria: Rationale, Authority, Date, Accuracy, and Relevance. Each criterion has associated questions to answer in order to critically evaluate your resource. If you find that your responses are often uncertain or “no,” you may want to consider using another resource.