Research Worksheet: Types of Evidence

Given the topic sentence below, identify relevant and diverse evidence from sample source. Look for various types of evidence in your source. Identify evidence that supports the topic sentence. Identify the type of evidence you are lacking and indicate where you plan to locate the lacking evidence.

SampleTopic Sentence

In addition to grave health risks, the spread of avian influenza is accompanied by corrosive economic impacts that manifest themselves on all levels of global society.

Existing Evidence Lacking Evidence Source for Lacking Evidence
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__ Statistics __
__ Expert Explanations __
__ Anecdotes __
__ Experimental Studies __
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