Criteria for Evaluating Resources - A3BCD

Bias / Point of View

  • What is the purpose of the document...
    • to inform/explain?
    • to persuade/advocate a position?
    • to sell?
  • Does this reflect a particular bias in viewpoint?
  • Who is the intended audience, e.g., professionals, students, consumers, advocates, etc.?
    Does this affect the scope or bias of the information presented?
  • Does the author distinguish facts from opinions?
  • Are sources or viewpoints missing that you might expect to be present?

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