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5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
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5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites

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  • 1. 5 CRITERIA For Evaluating Websites
  • 2. What are they?
    • Accuracy of Site
    • Authority of Site
    • Objectivity of Site
    • Currency of Site
    • Coverage of Site
  • 3. ACCURACY
    • Who wrote it?
    • Why did s/he write it?
    • Was the person actually qualified to write it?
      • Make sure author provides e-mail or a contact address/phone number.
      • Know the distinction between author and Webmaster.
  • 4. AUTHORITY
    • Who published the document? Different from "Webmaster?"
    • Check the domain of the document, Does the publisher list qualifications?
      • What credentials are listed for the authors)?
      • Where is the document published? Check URL domain.
  • 5. OBJECTIVITY
    • What are the goals/objectives of the site?
    • How detailed is the information?
    • What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author?
      • Determine if page is a mask for advertising
      • View any Web page as you would a TV infommercial. Purpose and audience.
  • 6. CURRENCY
    • When was it created?
    • When was it updated?
    • Are the links up-to-date?
      • How many dead links are on the page?
      • Are the links current or updated regularly?
      • Is the information on the page outdated?
  • 7. COVERAGE
    • Are the links evaluated and are they relevant?
    • All images or a balance of text and images?
    • Is the information presented cited correctly?
      • If page requires special software to view the information, how much are you missing if you don't have the software?
      • Is it free or is there a fee, to obtain the information?
      • Is there an option for text only, or frames, or a suggested browser for better viewing?
  • 8. Does is all add up?
    • Does the web page meet your needs?
    • Remember to determine audience and purpose
    • Evaluate sample sites
  • 9.  

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