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Saylor Academy

PRDV010: Evaluating Sources and References

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This course aims to teach learners how to evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources and references. By the end of the course, students will be able to assess the credibility of sources, understand the research process, evaluate online sources effectively, and consider special factors when evaluating sources. The course uses a combination of theoretical explanations, practical examples, and interactive assessments to help learners develop critical evaluation skills. This course is designed for individuals who want to enhance their research and critical thinking skills, such as students, researchers, academics, and professionals.


  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Credibility and Ethos
  • Unit 2: The Research Process
  • Unit 3: How to Evaluate Sources
  • Unit 4: Special Considerations for Evaluating Online Sources
  • Course Feedback Survey
  • Certificate Final Exam


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