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Key skills: making a difference
Key skills: making a difference

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Interpret results and identify your main findings

In interpreting your results, think about the coverage of your searches and whether you have missed anything or left out important areas. You cannot find everything, but you should be confident that you have located sources recognised for their accuracy, authority and authenticity. How will you judge the quality and coverage of your material? Be aware that while your information may be accurate and reliable, it may not be unbiased. Look carefully at the sources of your information (ask yourself: who are the authors, the publishers, the sponsoring bodies, the organisations involved?), and try to identify their aims and intentions in making the information available.

Time out

Comment on where your information has come from and who has made it available. Can it be trusted? Will it support what you want to say?