Credibility of sources.

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As you prepare to make arguments in your Portfolio Project for a position, this is a good time to discuss the credibility of sources.

Reflect:
Think about the sources you are using in your paper. Why are the sources credible?

Write:
For this post, in 100-400 words, answer the following:

  • What specific facts are you required to know, share, and defend in your field?
  • What sources do you consider most credible when you defend facts and statements to someone who is questioning you about the accuracy of your claims?
  • How do you know these sources are credible? How do others find them credible? When you can’t find the answers you need, how do you do research to collect information to solve your problem?

Here are some examples:

  • Secretaries must create and keep track of schedules and other kinds of information, which they produce on request for clients or supervisors.
  • Financial workers must respond to auditors and advise clients about the best investment opportunities.
  • Salespeople must answer questions about products and defend product claims about quality and performance.
  • Tech-support employees explore facts surrounding each customer’s situation and troubleshoot using the process of elimination.
  • Managers must know all aspects of a job and ensure production requirements are met by the people under their watch.

Essentially for this assignment, discuss how you find facts, how you know they are credible, and where you might go when you need a reference or more information to solve a problem.

Part 2: Responses to Peers
After you have posted your own main response to the Discussion assignment, post at least two substantive responses, a minimum of 100 words each, to other students’ main postings, offering specific feedback about the ideas they posted. You must post your main Discussion posting before you can reply to other students.

A substantive post will do at least ONE of the following:

  • Ask an interesting, thoughtful question pertaining to the topic
  • Answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor
  • Provide extensive additional information on the topic
  • Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail
  • Share an applicable personal experience
  • Provide an outside source (for example, a website) that applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic or the source (please cite properly in APA)

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