Explain at least five differences between popular and scholarly sources used in research.

Explain at least five differences between popular and scholarly sources used in research.

Natalie Levidiotis

TuesdayJun 19 at 4:47pm

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Explain at least five differences between popular and scholarly sources used in research.

· Popular sources are reviewed by an editor and usually don’t have a bibliography, while scholarly sources are reviewed by their peers for quality.

· Scholarly sources are comprised quarterly and show the original author’s research to the academic community

· The authors of scholarly sources are experts in their field of study and the language is technical.

· Popular articles are usually reliable and contain pictures or ads, where scholarly sources contain charts and graphs and no pictures or ads

· Scholarly sources contain a bibliography.

Locate and summarize one peer-reviewed, scholarly source from the Ashford University Library and one popular source that pertain to your Final Paper topic. In your summary of each article, comment on the following: biases, reliability, strengths, and limitations.

A popular source which is credible but popular is https://www.unrefugees.org/emergencies/refugee-crisis-in-europe/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

This website had many interesting facts along with the number of refugees that have fled by the end of 2016 which is 5.2 million. I can see the difference between popular and scholarly sources. This article contains pictures, a donation spot and is bias. It is reliable because it is from the UN Refugee Agency however it is written in support of the refugees and the struggles that they have faced in hopes for a better life.

Lyra, J. (2018). MIGRATION RELATED RESTRICTIONS BY THE EU MEMBER STATES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 2015 REFUGEE “CRISIS” IN EUROPE: WHAT DID WE LEARN?. International Comparative Jurisprudence, Vol 3, Iss 2, Pp 222-230 (2018), (2), 222. doi:10.13165/j.icj.2017.12.009

This journal was mostly about the different border reinstatements that were put into place because of the massive amounts of refugees that flooded into these European countries. There was the reinstatement of the Schengen borders as well as fences. The article was unbiased and informative.

From the sources you summarized, list and explain at least five visual cues from the peer-reviewed, scholarly source that were not evident in the popular source.

· The scholarly source was laid out like the video stated, Abstract, Introduction, Body, Conclusion and the References

· The website article used pictures and had an ad

· The scholarly source was written for academic professionals with correct language

· The website was written for a general audience full of numbers which was almost overwhelming

· The website didn’t have any references which made me question where all the numbers of refugees came from


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