Website Critique : Content And Coverage

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Introduction ……………………………………………….. Website Critique Content & Coverage In a web-post by Stephan Linder, a researcher at The Urban Institute — a think tank based in Washington DC that researches economic and social policy — provided readers with a general overview of his recently published study (Lindner & Peters, 2014). The Urban Institute is an appropriate source for both general and scholarly audiences because research is conducted, however depending on your field it may not meet scholarly standards for research. Although Linder is the primary author on the original study which was published in August 2014, the information provided on urban.org, which was published in in September 2014, is considered secondary in nature (Lindner, 2014). Additionally, it only provides a very brief overview of the purpose of the study and a general synopsis of the findings, without discussing in-depth the methods or potential limitations. Timeliness The general standard for research to still be considered current is 5 years. While the author didn 't cite any external sources throughout his overview, he did provide the link to the full research article. In the article, 11 of the 17 references are from the 7 years prior to the publication date, from 2008 through 2014. The other six references were published in 1994, 2000, 2000, 2004, 2005, and 2007. This is not necessarily a limitation because in many fields, 10 years is considered the general standard for current and relative material,
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