Is this relevant your essay question. 

Top tip: You don't always have to agree with what the crirtic is arguing.

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Peer reviewed

Peer reviewed is when the journal article has been reviewed by fellow academics before being published

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Has this source been published recently? If not is it still credible now?

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Authors (background etc)

Are they the leading specialist in the field? 

Top Tip: Sciences students- is the research being sponsored by a company? ( you can't really use this)

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Is the research qualitive or quantative?

Qualitative Research is primarily exploratoryresearch. It is used to gain an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations (quesdtionares and interviews)

quantitative research is the systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical, or computational techniques. (statistics) 

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Critical lens

What approach is the article/ book taking? E.G a feminist approach.

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The reference list

How important is it to look through the references at the end of the article or book? 

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