What are the author’s qualifications and credentials?

Welcome to the Week 6 Assignment!
This is the second installment of your final paper project after the Week 2 proposal assignment. This assignment is about researching the topic you proposed in Week 2. Be sure to review your feedback from that assignment to ensure that it’s applied here and in the final paper (Week 8).
The goal of this assignment is to locate the sources you’ll use for your final paper. Your task is to find academically appropriate sources and to articulate why they are appropriate.
Instructions
Using the online library, Google Scholar, or other resources, locate eight (8) total sources matching these types:
A book or chapter from a book. Please do not use textbooks. Tip: click on “Library” to your left. Then, click on “Books and EBooks” over the search bar to target books. You may wish to use filters to target more recent sources and narrow the list of results.
Five scholarly articles. This means peer-reviewed articles from academic journals. Tip: using the library, search under “Everything” and then select “Peer-review” when you get your search results.
A report or article published by a government organization or agency (including intergovernmental organizations if appropriate)
A report or article published by a reputable nongovernmental organization (such as an NGO)
Keep in mind that you can use the sources found in previous assignments unless they were deemed inappropriate by me or you discover that they won’t really work as you go through the evaluation process. The sources included in this assignment must be high-quality sources that are relevant to the topic and appropriate for college-level research in IR/global studies.
Once you identify your eight sources, please provide the following information:
Step 1: Include your thesis statement at the top of the page. Your thesis is your answer to the research question you posed at the beginning of the quarter. It asserts the main argument you will be developing and supporting in your final project. This should be one sentence stating a claim that requires the support of your research. It is the claim that you are setting out to support with evidence.
Step 2: Provide an evaluation of each of the eight sources. For each one, list the following:
Cite. Name the type of source (book, scholarly article, etc.) and provide a full reference. You can use Chicago, MLA, or Turabian as long as it’s consistent throughout the document.
Summarize. Provide a short descriiption of the contents of the source. This is purely descriiptive — here you do not editorialize the source but simply describe what it contains. If it has an argument, state accurately what the argument is without stating whether you like it or not. Then mention what kinds of data or information the article provides to support itself.
Assess. Evaluate the strengths of the source using this checklist, the CAARP test. (You can find a detailed version of this list here: https://library.csuchico.edu/sites/default/files/craap-test.pdf):
Currency. When was the source published? Is anything outdated?
Authority. What are the author’s qualifications and credentials? What institutions or universities is he/she affiliated with?
Accuracy. Can you tell where the information came from? Has it come from a reputable source that you can verify?
Relevance. Who is the source written for? Does it relate to the field of study of your paper or another field?
Purpose. What is the author trying to do with his/her article? Is the goal to make an argument, to educate, to challenge an idea, or something else?
Reflect. State how the source serves your thesis and your research project (2-3 sentences). Articulate how the article has shaped your thinking about your topic and what arguments or ideas of your own it informs.
Repeat these steps for all eight sources. This will pay off on your work for the final paper, since you will already have eight vetted, evaluated sources to work with. Assuming your eight sources relate to the final topic well, you are done with the research component of your final paper!
***My topic outline is attached

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