Evaluating Websites
By the end of this session you will …
• Know why you need to evaluate websites
• Know which questions to ask yourself
• Kn...
You evaluate websites because…
• You want your information to be trustworthy
• You want your information to be objective
•...
1. Who created the website?
2. What is the purpose of the site?
3. Is the information current?
4. How in-depth is the info...
Weighing up…
• Is it commercial?
• Is the author
reputable?
• When was the site
founded?
• Is it objective?
• Is the topic...
• why you need to evaluate websites
• which questions to ask yourself
• what to look for on a website
• how to do it!
You ...
Any questions…?
?
?
Thank you for your attention!
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This presentation is used to help learners make judgements on the suitability of any websites they visit for information to help them with their research.

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Evaluating websites

  1. 1. Evaluating Websites
  2. 2. By the end of this session you will … • Know why you need to evaluate websites • Know which questions to ask yourself • Know what to look for on a website • Know how to do it!
  3. 3. You evaluate websites because… • You want your information to be trustworthy • You want your information to be objective • You want your information to be current • You want your information to be fit-for-purpose
  4. 4. 1. Who created the website? 2. What is the purpose of the site? 3. Is the information current? 4. How in-depth is the information? 5. Is there an ‘About us’ page you can read?
  5. 5. Weighing up… • Is it commercial? • Is the author reputable? • When was the site founded? • Is it objective? • Is the topic in depth? Think about the site… • Is it personal? • Is the author unknown? • When was the site last updated? • Is it biased? • Is there any missing data?
  6. 6. • why you need to evaluate websites • which questions to ask yourself • what to look for on a website • how to do it! You should now know …
  7. 7. Any questions…? ? ?
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention!

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