research, credibility, and fact-checking

Julie links to Factcheck.org’s debunking of Jerome Corsi’s The Obama Nation, which they find to be full of citations to unsourced blog posts, citations to his own work, and blatant lack of information that would disagree with his thesis. The book is according to the editor of the book, “a piece of scholarship, and a good one at that,” and the book relies on the credibility of Corsi’s PhD in political science. But the fact-checking done on this website proves one thing: Corsi’s book lacks academic integrity.

This might be a great site to talk about once we get to research in English 015.

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