As my research came to an end, I have made yet another table, but to its disguise it's a checklist. My ‘checklist’ shows in summary the reliability of each article I looked at. This will help me distribute the ‘weight’ of each article. For example, if one article is making enormous claims that some people would find believable, but in reality it is:
- Conducted on 2 people
- Posted in a poor journal
- And the authors degrees came from the University of Rainbows and Unicorns (or URU for short. Sorry Uttarakhand Residential University)
I would put the least amount of trust in this article’s claims, there for not giving it a spotlight. But if I rated an article A+, it would deserve a lot of attention since it would be the most reliable article I’d have.
Here's the checklist and a link to it:
Overall Ranking of Article Reliability (F being least to A being most reliable)
Here you can check things off however you’d like, but I used = ✔ as reliable, ✘ as unreliable, and ⊝ as not reliable enough, yet not awful.
The check and the table can be used by anyone that is doing any kind of research, it just makes things a little more organised and quicker. But after you've gotten used to how to analyze articles, it will go even quicker.