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PIT FYS - Rich Nations Poor Nations - Prof. Yamane FA 17

Instructions to Students

HOM: Evaluation

Instructions to students:

Please read the information provided on the page of this LibGuide entitled "Evaluating Sources" Please divide up into 5 groups of 2 or 3 each. Please evaluate the sources within each group based on the questions here or questions appropriate to the source types/course. Report back about the sources you have evaluated. This activity ideally helps you differentiate between sources in their "natural habitats", database records, webpages, catalog records and think about source differences.

Group 1

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

 

Resource #1:Trickle-down Economics

Resource #2: Trickle-down consumption, financial deregulation, inequality, and indebtedness

Group 2

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: Conspicuous Consumption in the United States and China

Resource #2:  Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now

Group 3

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: The Richest Countries In The World

Resource #2: The International Wealth Index (IWI)

 

Group 4

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: Bill Gates says lives of poor people will improve

Resource #2: 10 Things Only Poor People Do

Group 5

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: Poor Nations, Rich Nations: A Theory of Governance.

Resource #2: The Richest Countries in the World