Evaluating Web Sites

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Evaluating Web Sites

  1. 1. Evaluating Web Sites
  2. 2. <ul><li>Criteria For Evaluating: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Accuracy <ul><li>Can Factual Information be verified on other sources? </li></ul><ul><li>Do facts seem reasonable to you? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Authority <ul><li>Who or what organization has posted this information? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their credentials? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objectivity <ul><li>Look for information without a particular bias or point of view. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Currency <ul><li>Is it important to your subject that the information be recent? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Coverage <ul><li>Does each source provide a varied and extensive view of the topic? </li></ul>

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