The Blog Genealogy’s Star recently had a post about the research cycle…in particular about one phase of it: the evaluation of records.
The author, James Tanner was making the point that too often we skip over that last step in the process. His comments are well worth looking at. You can find his article at Genealogy's Star: Skipping the evaluation of records .
I might add the the PGS offers a class on the evaluation of records. Check out the calendar page of out website to see when it will be offered again. The web site is found at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flpgs/index.htm .