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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Of course they are. There was a time before the internet (hard to believe) that books, periodicals and lettered people were the best sources.

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    You say something, someone requests your source for said information, you provide a book or magazine as your source. If a book you might even provide an Amazon or Barnes & Noble link. For a magazine, of course you provide which issue. (It does need to be reasonably obtainable)

    Is that a valid source?

    I say it is, and eff you if it doesn't satisfy your laziness-inspired desire for a clickable link. You wanted a source and you got one. Get over it. The ball's now in your court.
    The news media are experts at selling books written by their hosts or other politicians. So political books always have a slant! Then you also have to be aware of tabloids.
    There's no greater irony than a Trump supporter pointing out hypocrisy; Unless it's Trump himself.

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    That's true. You need to evaluate a source on its merits. And there are scholars who publish in "popular" sources. I'm thinking here of one of my old psych profs who has frequently published on the topic of sports psychology in Psychology Today. (Yes, he also publishes in APA journals.)

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    That's true. You need to evaluate a source on its merits. And there are scholars who publish in "popular" sources. I'm thinking here of one of my old psych profs who has frequently published on the topic of sports psychology in Psychology Today. (Yes, he also publishes in APA journals.)
    The reverse is also true. A some things first noted in pseudo science magazines are picked up and eventually make it into those publications approved by academia.

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Examples?

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