Analyzing Source Relevance for Academic Research

The most challenging part of academic research is understanding whether or not a particular source is accurate, reliable, and relevant to the topic of interest. The main reason is rooted in the fact that the title and findings do not directly illustrate these properties. Therefore, it is critical to directly read the core thesis of the paper, its methodological plausibility, and findings. The process of research can teach a person to become highly familiar with source evaluation techniques in regards to their reliability and accuracy. For example, some sources might appear to be relevant to the topic, but the methodology can be questionable. In contrast, certain papers seem to have titles and descriptions seemingly irrelevant to the topic, but the content of the paper provides significant insights into the subject. Therefore, one should be willing to vigorously analyze each source in order to gain more knowledge and understanding as well as evidence for the statements.

Working Bibliography

Bail, Christopher, et al. “Assessing the Russian Internet Research Agency’s impact on the political attitudes and behaviors of American Twitter users in late 2017”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 117, no. 1, 2020, pp. 243-250. Web.

The research addresses the Russian influence of internet search frameworks in the US.

Bastos, Marco, and Johan Farkas. “‘Donald Trump Is My President!’: The Internet Research Agency Propaganda Machine”. Social Media + Society, vol. 5, no. 3, 2019, Web.

The authors assess how propaganda was used to skew internet search results.

Boyd, Ryan, et al. “Characterizing the Internet Research Agency’s Social Media Operations During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election using Linguistic Analyses”. PsyArXiv, vol. 1, 2018, pp. 1-9. Web.

The paper analyzes internet research strategies during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

Dawson, Andrew, and Martin Innes. “How Russia’s Internet Research Agency Built its Disinformation Campaign”. The Political Quarterly, vol. 90, no. 2, 2019, pp. 245-256. Web.

The research focuses on the vulnerabilities of internet search engines to foreign hacker agencies.

Lukito, Josephine. “Coordinating a Multi-Platform Disinformation Campaign: Internet Research Agency Activity on Three U.S. Social Media Platforms, 2015 to 2017”. Political Communication, vol. 37, no. 2, 2020, pp. 238-255. Web.

The study analyses internet search patterns in major social media platforms.

Mackenzie, Jai. “Identifying Informational Norms in Mumsnet Talk: A Reflexive-Linguistic Approach to Internet Research Ethics”. Applied Linguistics Review, vol. 8, no. 2, 2017, pp. 1-22. Web.

The research utilizes reflexive-linguistic approach to study online communication and internet search measures.

Qazi, Atika, et al. “A Systematic Literature Review On Opinion Types and Sentiment Analysis Techniques: Tasks and Challenges”. Internet Research, vol. 27, no. 3, 2017, pp. 608-630. Web.

The authors explore novel internet research methodologies with the use of technologies.

Richterich, Annika. “Tracing Controversies in Hacker Communities: Ethical Considerations for Internet Research”. Information, Communication & Society, vol. 23, no. 1, 2020, pp. 76-93. Web.

The researcher addresses ethical elements of internet research.

Sadiku, Mno, et al. “Future Internet Search.” International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering, vol. 3, no. 2, 2017, pp. 153-155. Web.

The authors focus on how future internet search will change from what is being practiced today.

Shiau, Wen, et al. “Internet Research Using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM).” Internet Research, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 398-406. Web.

The authors assess internet search strategies under the PLS-SEM framework.

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