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Understanding Authority Module

About This Module

What makes someone an authority on a topic? How do you know when to trust what someone has said or written? 

The lesson introduces the concept of authority in the research process, that it is constructed and contextual, and that the authority sought will change based on the research question. Criteria for evaluating authority are discussed, as is the idea that not all voices are represented in authoritative conversations

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Welcome page for Question Authority module

Evaluating Information