Types of information
Which type of information you should use
Some key factors to consider when selecting which types of information to use.
You need to understand your information needs and then select the types of information to meet your information needs.
Understanding your information needs
The nature of the work you are trying to complete will determine which sources will be most suitable for you to use. There are a number of simple but key questions you should ask yourself.
Complete this short exercise to identify what factors may have a bearing on your information needs.
Factors affecting your information needs.
Once you have understood what is expected of you, you can begin to identify what types of information may prove the most useful to you in your research process. There are various internet based resources available that look at how to evaluate the quality of information.
You can access the 'Evaluating Information' section of the iSkillZone for further information.