Read the examples and answer the questions.
Remember to put each situation to the validity test by asking each of the following:
•Has it been tested and observed numerous times by more than one group of scientists?
•Is the study or data documented completely, and does it follow the scientific method?
•Does the information contain just the facts and avoid mixing in opinion and assumption?
•Is the information presented purely for public knowledge, avoiding being connected with a new product that is for sale?
•Does the information come from a third party that is not profiting from the results of the study?
•Is this information supported by any other studies that have been conducted by other companies or agencies?
The town of Seaside needs to build a new power plant. The old coal burning plant produces too much pollution and is no longer safe. The mayor decides that he will do some research on alternative forms of energy like nuclear power plants and solar power plants.
What types of resources should the mayor use to conduct his research? Why would these be considered reliable source of information and why? What types of resources are reliable? How can he use what he learns to make the best decision for the town?
Can someone please help me with this assignment? I really need help!
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