Scholarly Sources And Research

Scholarly Sources and Research [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, view the videos Scholarly and Popular Sources(1) (Links to an external site.)

Why Can’t I Just Google? (Links to an external site.)

and Effective Internet Search: Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies (Links to an external site.).

Reflect: Good research is a combination of many types of sources. Prior to taking this course, did you understand the differences between these sources and the importance of finding one type of resource over another?  *Yes, I understand the difference.

Write: For this discussion, you will address the following prompts:

  • Explain at least five differences between popular and scholarly sources used in research.
  • Locate and summarize one peer-reviewed, scholarly source from the Ashford University Library (PROVIDED IN ATTACHMENTS)and one popular source that pertain to your Final Paper topic (International Drug Trafficking) . In your summary of each article, comment on the following: biases, reliability, strengths, and limitations.
  • From the sources you summarized, list and explain at least five visual cues from the peer-reviewed, scholarly source that were not evident in the popular source.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at the end of your response. 

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