- and follow the six step plan! Accuracy & Reliability!
Extract and record

Accuracy and Reliability - answers

• Did you think the first extract was biased because Silvasun and Dmitri wanted to show themselves in a good light?
• Did you think the second extract was biased towards young people?
• Did you think the third extract was out of date - and also rather vague about details.
• Did you think the fourth extract seemed accurate but didn't tell you what the place was really like in terms of people and atmosphere?
• Did you think the fifth extract was vague and personal (though, if accurate, it did confirm extracts 2 and 3.)

What have we learned?

We mustn't accept all information as true until we've asked:

1. Is it up-to-date?
2. Is it from a reputable source?
3. Does the source have a reason for "pushing" one point of view?
4. Is it accurate (spelling, grammar, content, reliable?)
5. Can I confirm this information by comparing with another source?

In the end we might not be able to be certain about our information, but that's better than believing everything we read.


Contact Duncan Grey for more information. Last updated 19.07.16