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Tundra Biome - Alpine Tundra

Informational Website

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The information was published on December 23, 2009. It was updated on March 26, 2013.

 

Relevance:

The information presented was intended for students who wants to know more about the different tundra, one of which is the Alpine Tundra. There was enough information for the students to know a few key ideas about the biome. The topic was somewhat relatable to the Alpine Tundra although it wasn't specifically about the Alpine Tundra.

 

Authority:

I think the information on this website was scholarly. The author of this information is the University of California Museum of Paleontology. The editor is Mark McGinley.

 

Accuracy:

The source does match the topic of Alpine Tundra. Although it didn't go into full length details, it still has enough for others to understand what the biome is. There was also a bibliography or works cited page on the website. The author also provided other links to learn more about the biome. Which goes into further detail.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the article was to provide sufficient information over the Tundra biome in general, and it touches on the Alpine Tundra itself for a brief section. I didn't really see any bias information in the article.

 

"Tundra Biome." Tundra Biome. 23 Dec. 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/156735/>.

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Huy P's comment, December 10, 2014 1:04 AM
I chose this website because it presented a good enough information to know about the Alpine Tundra.
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Tundra Biome - Alpine Tundra

Informational Website

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Currency:

The information was published on December 23, 2009. It was updated on March 26, 2013.

 

Relevance:

The information presented was intended for students who wants to know more about the different tundra, one of which is the Alpine Tundra. There was enough information for the students to know a few key ideas about the biome. The topic was somewhat relatable to the Alpine Tundra although it wasn't specifically about the Alpine Tundra.

 

Authority:

I think the information on this website was scholarly. The author of this information is the University of California Museum of Paleontology. The editor is Mark McGinley.

 

Accuracy:

The source does match the topic of Alpine Tundra. Although it didn't go into full length details, it still has enough for others to understand what the biome is. There was also a bibliography or works cited page on the website. The author also provided other links to learn more about the biome. Which goes into further detail.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the article was to provide sufficient information over the Tundra biome in general, and it touches on the Alpine Tundra itself for a brief section. I didn't really see any bias information in the article.

 

"Tundra Biome." Tundra Biome. 23 Dec. 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/156735/>.

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Huy P's comment, December 10, 2014 1:04 AM
I chose this website because it presented a good enough information to know about the Alpine Tundra.
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New alpine plant records for British Columbia and a previously unrecognized biogeographical element in western North America

Journal Article

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When was information published? June 2012

When was information revised? n/a

Is the information out-of-date? Somewhat.

 

Relevance:

Who is the intended audience Canadians living in British Columbia

How much information is presented? A lot

Is the information detailed? Superficial? Very detailed

Is the information related to the topic? Yes

What is the intended readership level? Low

 

Authority:

Is the information scholarly? Yes

Who are the authors? Editors? What are their credentials? Marr, Kendrick L., Richard J. Hebda, and William H. MacKenzie. (Scientists)

Journal articles - Are they peer-reviewed, having the approval of other experts?  Yes

Books? Published as scholarly, popular, self-published?  

 

Accuracy:

Does the source match the topic? Yes

Is there a bibliography or works cited page? Yes

What are the types of sources to denote depth of author’s knowledge.

Can you verify the information claims in other sources? Yes

 

Purpose:

Is the purpose of the article stated? Yes

Is there a bias? No

How would the bias influence the information? It would influence on how he thought species interacted in an alpine tundra

 

"New Alpine Plant Records for British Columbia and a Previously Unrecognized Biogeographical Element in Western North America." Gale Science. 1 June 2012. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/AcademicJournalsDetailsPage/AcademicJournalsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=SCIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Journals&limiter=&u=j057922001&currPage=&disableHighlig>.

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Huy P's comment, December 10, 2014 1:07 AM
This Journal article was chosen because it had enough and good information about the Alpine Tundra to where people who did not know about the biome before will know what it is.
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A Pocket of Alpine Tundra Nestled Atop New England

News Article

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Currency:

The news article was published on October 12, 2007. It hasn't been revised ever since. The information does now seem to be that far out of date despite it being 7 years since it was published.

 

Relevance:

The information presented in this news article is intended for audiences who wants to learn about the Alpine Tundra. Such as how it looks, feel, and what it's like to live there. There was a lot of personal experience information and different viewpoints presented in the news article. The information was somewhat related to the topic. The reading was pretty easy to understand as well.

 

Authority:

The information is probably scholarly considering that it was published on The New York Times. The author of this news article is Stephen Regenold.

 

Accuracy:

The stuff mention in the news article was related to the topic, Alpine Tundra. There was also a bibliography/works cited page at the bottom of the article. The author uses a lot of quotes from different people that has been or has experience the Alpine Tundra before. The information presented in the article seems accurate and trustworthy.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the article was somewhat stated. He touched based on a few points about the Alpine Tundra. I believe there was some bias in the article. The bias could influence the information by misleading the reader to believe what the author wants them to know.

 

"A Pocket of Alpine Tundra Nestled Atop New England." Gale Science. 12 Oct. 2007. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=SCIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=News&limiter=&u=j057922001&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&s>.

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Huy P's comment, December 10, 2014 1:10 AM
This news article was chosen because the article presented to the reader with a lot of information about the Alpine Tundra. He also gave different viewpoints from different people who had experience the biome in the past.
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Alpine Tundra Biome Explained - YouTube

Video

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Currency:

The video was uploaded on November 25, 2013. It's a youtube video so once it's uploaded you can't really modify it that much.

 

Relevance:

This video was made for people who wants to know a few key things about the Alpine Tundra. The information presented in the video was sufficient. The guy in the video knew what he was talking about, and is pretty intellectual about the topic.

 

Authority:

I do not believe that the information was scholarly. But most of the things he talks about seems accurate. The person uploaded the video on youtube, and the account name is Untamed Science.

 

Accuracy:

The information presented in the video was pretty accurate. He used personal experiences and explored different Alpine Tundra before making the video.

 

Purpose:

The video did have a purpose, it was intended to educate others that didn't know a lot about the Alpine Tundra. There might be some bias to the information since the person in the video grew up in an alpine tundra type biome.

 

"Alpine Tundra Biome Explained." YouTube. YouTube, 25 Nov. 2013. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VDP3rYvd04&gt;.

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Huy P's comment, December 10, 2014 1:05 AM
This video was selected because the guy in the video knew what he was talking about, and he also gave personal experience about the Alpine Tundra.
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Scientists work together, challenge theory

Case Study

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When was information published? November 2011

When was information revised? No

Is the information out-of-date? Yes

 

Relevance:

Who is the intended audience? Scientists and environmentalists  

How much information is presented? Enough to explain the study

Is the information detailed? Superficial? Superficial but accurate.

Is the information related to the topic? Yes

What is the intended readership level? High

 

Authority:

Is the information scholarly? Yes

Who are the authors? Editors? What are their credentials? n/a

Journal articles - Are they peer-reviewed, having the approval of other experts? No

Books? Published as scholarly, popular, self-published?

 

Accuracy:

Does the source match the topic? Yes

Is there a bibliography or works cited page? Yes

What are the types of sources to denote depth of author’s knowledge.

Can you verify the information claims in other sources? Yes

 

Purpose:

Is the purpose of the article stated? Yes

Is there a bias? Yes

How would the bias influence the information?

It would affect the procedure of the study

 

"Scientists Work Together, Challenge Theory." Gale Science. 1 Nov. 2011. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/AcademicJournalsDetailsPage/AcademicJournalsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=SCIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Journals&limiter=&u=j057922001&currPage=&disableHighlig>.

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Huy P's comment, December 10, 2014 1:09 AM
This case study was selected because it seems interesting how the scientist had to work together to solve a challenge that they've encounter.