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CS113 Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
Unit 4 Critical Thinking - Research & Evaluation of Sources -------------------------------------------------

Full Name: Deanna Nardone Two-digit Section #: 01 -------------------------------------------------

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After completing this unit’s reading, select one online source that would be suitable to use as reference for a research paper, a source that you would consider reliable and accurate. You may search the internet using techniques you have learned in Unit 4. Remember: Blogs, Wikis, and message boards are not acceptable for research since they are opinion and/or editable by anyone. Note: Database sites such as www.google.com hold many possible sources that can be chosen, but these types of sites are not to be evaluated for this assignment.

It is recommended but not required that you search for topics within the business field.

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Online Source

Identify:
Title and URL (Web address) of the exact online source that was used for this evaluation. (Your link must lead directly to the page evaluated).

Title: Location Choice Under Strategic Interactions

URL: http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/12-104.pdf

Evaluate:

Visit the following site for a brief tutorial on website evaluation:

http://lib.colostate.edu/tutorials/webeval.html

Carefully consider the five evaluation items listed below in blue. In each grey box, include responses to the related questions (minimum two complete sentences for each item).

* Example: Authority (who): The author of this online article is John Q. Smith, a professor...
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