Blog Post #4

One particular source in my research is motivated by expressing her own viewpoints in how money changes her outlook on life. She explains how she is affected by all the advertisements and how she feels compelled to buy these products. She is motivated to express how money can’t make you happy because more time working to buy these items takes more time away from her family and friends. She responds mostly in favor of the film Affluenza; a film that exaggerates Americans’ spending habits. I am keeping track of all my sources by keeping separate tabs in my internet browser so I can refer to them as needed. I am mostly taking notes in my rough draft and later going into further depth with them.


Blog Post #3

I found all of my websites using .org at the end of my search in google. I found these websites to be credible because the websites were updated at least once this year. Most of these websites had few to no advertisements; this shows that commerce isn’t persuading the writers on what they should write about to increase popularity. Most of these websites have biases into them because they only discuss one particular side of the subject without elaboration of the other side is arguing. I find these website helpful to gain insight in what all the sides to my research question are arguing. I can use this information from the websites and see if any scholarly sources can back up the information to make it credible.


Scholarly sources

I found these sources using the UWMC library database. I found it was quite difficult finding any information that scholars have written about my topic on how wealth affects our minds. I learned that I can greatly reduce the amount of articles in the search by narrowing down the subject title in which they are categorized.


When I was searching for my sources, I found that using .org in the search bar helped me find a good source for my paper. PBS seems credible to me because they have been making educational videos for over 20 years. The first website I found had many biases in it, but I will still use this source for a point of view in my paper. If I can find that their information is in fact credible, I will use this as a side in my research paper. It seems like their are many opinionated articles on my subject and few studies that have actually tested the difference between affluent people and ones who are not.