3.4 Utilising and evaluating search results


One prerequisite for academic research to be ethically acceptable, reliable, and the results to be credible, is that the research has been carried out according to sound academic principles, which includes the critical evaluation of sources, and respecting the rights of the creators of any sources used in the research. In this chapter, we will look at source evaluation, reference practices, and other copyright issues that students may encounter.

You can read more about good academic practices in e.g. the guide compiled by the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics and the research-ethics portal Codex.