How do I decide to keep something? (Author (How much have they written on…
How do I decide to keep something?
How much have they written on the topic?
Do an author search in a database
Find their CV
Expert in what?
Counting / evaluating authors citations (are they being cited by other researchers, and are they being cited by quality researchers?)
Where do they work / what is their motive?
Old stuff isn't necessarily bad, but you might want to make sure you also include newer research and developments
good sample size?
Appropriate methodology for the question?
are they reasonable?
Do the results match the methods
Did they discuss limitations of their methods / results / research overall?
Evaluate the works cited
are they citing good sources?
Who funded and why?
Why did they do the research?
Evaluate the journal
Key journal in field