4.3 Relevance

Relevance helps me select sources that answer my research question and are written to the right audience. I don't want to waste time searching for information that isn't related to my topic!

Ask yourself these questions:
  • Does the information relate to my topic or answer my research question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e., not too elementary or advanced)?
  • Have I looked at a variety of sources before deciding this is one I will use?
  • Will I be comfortable citing this source in my research paper?

Which one do you think is more relevant to my MRSA research? Click to choose.

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