Reliable Sources Worksheet
Locate two sources in the University Library on a topic of your choice. Provide the required information for both sources.
• Author: Steve Kaye, Ph D. • Date: September 1, 2009 • Title: It’s Showtime, How to Give Effective Presentations • Publication: Supervision
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• Is the source reliable? How do you know?
Team C believes that the source material, It’s Showtime, How to Give Effective Presentations by Steve Kaye, Ph D., is a reliable source. Team C believes this due to the fact that it was located on the University of Phoenix online library. Team C also considers the source to be reliable due to the fact that it was published in the periodical, Supervision. Team C also researched the author, Steve Kaye, Ph D., and found multiple online references including his website, other items he has published, and a reference in Wikipedia to a research group that he co-founded in 1992. These facts lead Team C to believe the source is reliable.
• Is the information relevant to the topic?
Team C believes that It’s Showtime, How to Give Effective Presentations by Steve Kaye, Ph D. is relevant to the topic due to the tools and tips that are detailed in the article. Some of the tools and tips the author details are how to begin an effective presentation, the four steps to narrow down the key points of the presentation, ideas on how to use visual aids, and also how to effectively use note cards. The author also talks about practice methods and fear management techniques. These tips and tools are but a few detailed in the article, Team C found this information to be informative and relevant to the topic.
• Does the information reflect a bias on the author’s part? If so, what is the bias?
Team C believes the author has a positive bias on the topic of giving