While similar to comparing sources, corroborating information is a process where you identify certain facts or pieces of information to identify how often the same information is repeated in various sources.
Sometimes differences in information is just how something is written but at its essence the information is the same. Other times the information from one source to another is completely opposite. In these instances, further corroboration is needed to verify which information is consider factual or truthful.
- Examine the sources of one topic listed below.
- From the first source, identify 3 or 4 pieces of information or facts that you would like to verify or corroborate.
- From the other sources, try to identify sections that repeat your original information.
- If you find discrepancies, note what they are.
- Based on the information you found, which sources do you consider to be credible and relevant? Why or Why not?
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