Com156 R7 Strategies Evaluating Sources Essay

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University of Phoenix Material

Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources

Evaluate three sources for your final project by completing this worksheet. Your responses provide the information you need to complete the annotated bibliography for your Week Three assignment.

Source 1

Source Information
Y-ers, X-ers and Boomers: Investigating the multigenerational (mis)perceptions in the hospitality workplace.
An article found in the library by Anastasios Zopiatis, Maria Krambia-Kapardis and
Andreas Varnavas

Questions to Consider
Answers (one sentence each should suffice)
Is the author affiliated with an organization related to the subject of the article? (Does he or she have an ulterior motive?)
They are not affiliated with any organization but they are experts in the field. They have multiple degrees in various fields
What is the author’s experience with the subject, including related academic or professional credentials? (Is he or she qualified to interpret and explain the complexities of the subject?)
They have researched this information and seen first hand the different challenges faced by the generation gaps in the workplace
Does this article report on information experienced by the author, or is it a summary or retelling of information from other sources? (How close is the author to the actual information?)
It tells of a summary of various findings the authors have uncovered.
Is the information current? When was the information published or last updated? (Might there be resources with more current information?)
This is relatively recent. It was published in 2012
In general, does the information in the source article match with information found in other sources, or is it different or unique? (Can this information be confirmed by more sources than just this one?)
It does match other information found. The graph alone will help me with the stereotypes of the various generations.
Does the source make any claims without evidence to support them?
No they do not make any claims without backing them up.
What makes this source credible?
The in depth research they have done and they were very detailed in their citing other people

Source 2

Source Information
Generation 'M' and 3G
Royal Van Horn. Phi Delta Kappan87.10 (Jun 2006): 727,792

Questions to Consider
Answers (one sentence each should suffice)
Is the author affiliated with an organization related to the subject of the article? (Does he or she have an ulterior motive?)
The author is a professor but not affiliated with any orginzation.
What is the author’s experience with the subject, including related academic or professional credentials? (Is he or she qualified to interpret and explain the complexities of the subject?)
He has researched this information. He is not living it first hand, although there are footnotes stating that he did go and do some of the things that he stated in his paper.
Does this article report on information experienced by the author, or is it a summary or retelling of information from other sources? (How close is the author to the actual information?)
It is a summary of information he has gathered.
Is the information current? When was the information published or last updated? (Might there be resources with more current information?)
It is current but still slightly outdated, as it is about 7 years old.
In general, does the information in the source article match with information found in other sources, or is it different or unique? (Can this information be confirmed by more sources than just this one?)
The article points out the generation ‘M’ but does not point out that some gen ‘X’ers show some of the same qualities.
Does the source make any claims without evidence to support them?
It does show claims without citing anything to back up the information
What makes this source credible?
If one thing would make this source credible it would…