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Apply the CAARP Test:

Your research question is "What are the social benefits and liabilities for tribes developing casinos on Indian reservations?"

  1. Which source would likely be more authoritative on your topic?

    • a peer-reviewed article published in UNLV Gaming Research & Review
    • an article published in Sports Illustrated


    An article in a peer-reviewed journal is more likely to have been written by an expert and will have been evaluated by other experts before it is published.

    Writers for Sports Illustrated are not likely to have expertise in social issues surrounding gambling.

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