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COMM 1700 Interpersonal Communicaiton

The Flow of Info

Information does not stay the same. It evolves over time. 

Information evolves overtime and changes in format, content, and quality. When choosing information, consider the flow of information. Are you selecting the best resource available?

Scholarly v.Trade v. Popular Publications

Comparing 3 types of articles
  • How to tell if it is scholarly, trade, or a popular article. 

When doing research, you will come across three main types of articles, Scholarly, Trade, and Popular. There is a time and place for each type of article.   Scholarly: Highly reliable, use freely. Written by scholars for scholars Trade: Use with caution, written by people in the industry for people in the industry  Popular: Avoid, authority and reliability hard to determine.

 

When doing research, you will come across three main types of articles, Scholarly, Trade, and Popular. There is a time and place for each type of article. 

  1. Scholarly: Highly reliable, use freely. Written by scholars for scholars
  2. Trade: Use with caution, written by people in the industry for people in the industry 
  3. Popular: Avoid, authority and reliability hard to determine.