Evaluating and using Information

This section explains how to use the information you find within your academic work.

3. How do I know that I have found the information that I need?

There are some simple questions which you should always ask yourself when evaluating information:
    • Who?
    • What?
    • Why?
    • When? 
    • Relevant?

Turn over each of the cards below to find out more:

Check out this short animated introduction to evaluating information: it will help you memorise the five points mentioned above until they have become second nature.

Try the activity on the next page to put this into practice

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