Department of Biology
James Madison University
Guide to Reliable Resources


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Why the need to select reliable resources?

We are faced with making decisions every day. What kind of car to buy? What kind of medicine to take? How should I vote on a matter of public policy? To decide wisely we need information. And the more reliable the information, the better able we will be to make decisions. It is a sad fact that we are often confronted with information, even "scientific" information, that is presented to us in order to persuade us to make a choice that may not be in our own or society's best interest. Being able to assess the reliability of the information on which you base your decisions is of great importance both to your own individual life as well as your contribution to the society in which you live.

 

 

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