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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.

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 Evaluating websites Presentation Transcript

  • Evaluating Websites
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • • 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 …
  • Any questions…? ? ?
  • Thank you for your attention!