Posted: September 6th, 2023
BSA/425: BSIT Capstone
BSA/425: BSIT Capstone Note: This assignment prepares you for the source research you are conducting for your Apply assignment due this week. Be sure to complete this practice assignment before starting the Apply assignment.
Constructing a rationale requires research, and research requires identifying unbiased sources of information. Clearly, you cannot rely on a company’s own marketing materials to be unbiased in its evaluation of its own products.
Write a 150-word response about how you will approach locating and vetting high-quality, unbiased sources of information when researching trends, vendors, and other easily hyped topics. How confident are you in your knowledge of identifying unbiased recommendations for a specific project type? Why?
Format your sources according to APA guidelines.
To locate high-quality, unbiased sources of information when researching trends, vendors, and other easily hyped topics, I will approach the process with a systematic and critical mindset. First, I will start by identifying reputable sources, such as peer-reviewed journals, industry reports, and government publications. Next, I will assess the author’s credentials and affiliations to determine if they have any potential biases or conflicts of interest. I will also review the methodology used to collect and analyze data to ensure it is reliable and valid.
Furthermore, I will consider the perspective of multiple sources to identify any inconsistencies or discrepancies. I will also look for sources that present both sides of an argument to get a well-rounded understanding of the topic.
Overall, I am confident in my ability to identify unbiased recommendations for a specific project type. However, I understand that it requires a critical and thorough approach to ensure the information I am using is reliable and accurate.
American Psychological Association. (2021). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000