Quiz

How do you assess an author's credibility?

1 of 6 questions

Wrong answer!

Television appearances and blogs will tell you little about academic quality. The author should have formal competence in the area of research.

Right answer!

An acknowledged professional is usually affiliated with a research institution. However, a professional may publish both scientific and popular knowledge. Remember to assess more than just the author before regarding a text as academic.

The author has written other books

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The author has been on TV several times and have a blog

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The author is an acknowledged professional

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How do you check the academic level of the publisher?

2 of 6 questions

Wrong answer!

Knowing the academic level of a publisher is important to assess the quality of published research. In Norway, academic production is categorised in level 1 or 2, 2 being the highest. Read more about peer review and publication channels.

Right answer!

The publisher's webpage and DBH are good sources to determine the academic level of a publisher. You may use sources that are not academic as well, but academic sources are a good source of credible information.

This is not relevant to me as a student

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I can check the publisher's webpage and DBH

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I can ask a friend

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Why are academic texts peer reviewed?

3 of 6 questions

Wrong answer!

To ensure that the published research is of high quality, it is peer reviewed. Read more about peer review.

Right answer!

To ensure that the published research is of high quality, it is peer reviewed. Read more about peer review

To ensure that this is good research

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To develop academic reading among researchers

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To ensure academic competition

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What does the acronym IMRAD mean?

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Wrong answer!

IMRAD means Introduction, Method, Research and Discussion and is a way of identifying an academic article. 

Right answer!

IMRAD means Introduction, Method, Research And Discussion and is a way of identifying an academic article.

Introduction, Method, Research And Discussion

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Intellectual Masters Rules And Definitions

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International Methodes for Research And Deduction

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Is it important that an article has been cited many times?

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Wrong answer!

An article which has been cited many times, is most likely an article that is important and has had impact on the area of research. However, it may also be an article that has been cited and discussed because of its controversy. 

Right answer!

An article which has been cited many times, is most likely an article that is significant and has had impact on the area of research. However, it may also be an article that has been cited and discussed because of its controversy. 

Yes, it indicates that this article has had impact

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No

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Yes, this indicates a high academic level

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Do you have to be critical of public documents?

6 of 6 questions

Wrong answer!

The content of public documents is quality checked, but make sure it is still valid. Changes in legislation may have occurred since it was published. 

Right answer!

The content of public documents is quality checked, but make sure it is still valid. Changes in legislaion may have occurred since it was published. 

No, public documents have been quality checked by the ministries

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It depends what ministry is responsible

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Yes, their validity must be checked

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Source evaluation

In order to write an academic text, you should build on credible sources. The Citation Compass will help you assess the following types of sources:

Sist oppdatert: 5/10/2015