The sources of information: particularities

The typology of the sources has evolved a lot since the digital transformation. We went from classic sources (book, presses, database ...) to sources 2.0 (blog, social network ...), more and more numerous and accessible. They take different aspects: formal (written) or informal (oral), open or closed. And they have white, gray or black information, coming to enrich its strategic monitoring.

Why "Source" a search at its strategic watch?

It is useful to make a list of relevant sources when you want to establish an effective strategic intelligence plan. In particular, when recurring research is carried out to build a knowledge base. Internet is certainly to access a lot of useful information, but its exponential number can turn into brake to a quick and efficient search. Its growth is also echoing at more and more erroneous information that is published, shared and on the net. To sort out all this information and returns sources only credible data, it is important to verify their relevance. For more information, see the reference 

The criteria for assessing the relevance of a source In order to weight the importance that the Waver must give to its sources and so do not disinforce when developing its strategic monitoring, it must be based on several criteria: determining the credibility of the source which is the source. 

The mentioned? Can we confirm their legitimacy? Do they authority on the subject? Check its veracity Is it unpublished rests or publications? Is there a source behind? Is editorial quality good (spelling errors or grammar)? Are the other information present on this source accurate? Be sure of the freshness of the information the information contains a date? Does the source benefit from frequent publications? What is the degree of update? Judge the shape of the source the source is it

Questions To help you evaluate the credibility of your sources

Whether he is covering the news, reading them, watching or hearing them, credibility Do you trust your sources? Is there enough sources? Are they well informed? Do any questions have an answer? Are the news credible? Here are some questions you should ask when evaluating the sources used in the information you read, see and hear: 

1- Who is the source of this information? Is it clear for the audience, or could the source simply be the person who reports the news? 

2- What does this source know? Does she have knowledge in this area? A work title indicating these skills? 

3- When did the source get this knowledge? Recently? There is so long since the situation could have changed? 

4- Where did the source get this knowledge?