Evaluating planning information

Check out some of the great planning disasters of the 20th century. 

Hall, P. (1980). Great Planning Disasters: With a new introduction. University of California Press. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable /10.1525/j.ctt1ppx64

Quality of information is important in the planning industry. Poor research can result in overspending, extended timelines and ultimately, failure of the planning project. 

Information quality can be evaluated by investigating the information or resources: 

  • Relevance 
  • Expertise of author 
  • Viewpoint of author/organisation 
  • Intended audience
  • Evidence
  • When published

More information about the REVIEW process can be found through this Finding Information Tutorial

A good first step in your research is to find appropriate professional and scholarly information on your topic. This information is usually of a high quality, and appropriate to use in your academic and professional applications.

Professional information designed & created with special needs of practicing professionals in mind. Data, Standards and policies are all examples of professional information. 

Scholarly information often produced by researchers -  keeps practitioners up-to-date with the emerging trends & changes in ideas. Books and journal articles are the most common versions of scholarly information. 

Last modified: Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 12:29 PM