A Research Study On Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

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According to Purdue Owl, a research paper is defined as “the culmination and final product of an involved process of research, critical thinking, source evaluation, organization, and composition.” The preliminary and most important step of writing a research paper is, unsurprisingly, the research itself as it provides the writer the essential information to create the paper. In the past, collecting information required hours of pulling information from journals and books that had to be first evaluated for credibility based on the author or organization that published the source. However, the emergence of the Internet now allows users to easily obtain information from multiple resources at a time with. With an abundance of information…show more content…
With a search bar, finding information about ASD was never an issue as the website had a dedicated page to ASD and all of its information. So far there is a positive reputation for this website considering that it is one of the most popular health websites on the Web. Although it seems scholarly and well-trusted, the website’s content on ASD has to be examined to prove whether the information is a viable resource for my paper. One important factor when determining the initial credibility of a web resource is that it is written by a credible and well-informed author. The material on ASD was written by the CDC, a federal agency, as well as the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), a subdivision within the CDC. The domain, “.gov”, implies that this website is government-operated. As a government-funded entity, the CDC has top professionals within each group that do extensive research and data collection on multiple medical issues and topics. Upon further research, the NCBDDD consists of many staff members that hold PhD’s and MD’s. With experienced staff on hand, the website’s content is very dependable. Also being on a protected domain, the website’s information and material is unquestionably more credible and
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