Evaluating
    Websites
How to Determine Credibility and Reliability

                          Mrs. Jillian Wojcik
      ...
Why should you evaluate?

 The quality of web sources varies greatly

 Anyone can publish information on the Internet

...
Evaluation Criteria

 Accuracy

 Authority of Source

 Objectivity

 Recency

 Coverage

 Cross-check
Accuracy

 Is the information reliable and error-free?
 Can the background information be
  verified?
 Is research docu...
Authority of Source

 Who authored the information and why?

 Is the author or editor a known expert in
  the field?
 I...
Objectivity

 Is there a minimum of bias?

 Is there an attempt to sway the opinion of
  the audience?
 Are opinions at...
Recency

 Is the information up-to-date?

 Are the statistics current?

 Is the publication date indicated?
Coverage

 What topics are included?

 Are topics covered in depth?

 Is the information specific to the topic?
Cross Check

 How does the information fit with what you
  already know?
 Do the linked sites reveal the biases of the
 ...
Activity Two

 Continue on to Activity Two.

 Use these critical questions to help you
  evaluate the websites in Activi...
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Evaluating Websites

  1. 1. Evaluating Websites How to Determine Credibility and Reliability Mrs. Jillian Wojcik Introduction to Digital Literacy
  2. 2. Why should you evaluate?  The quality of web sources varies greatly  Anyone can publish information on the Internet  So how can you determine if a website is  Inaccurate?  Incomplete?  Out-of-date?  Superficial?  Biased?  Questionable?
  3. 3. Evaluation Criteria  Accuracy  Authority of Source  Objectivity  Recency  Coverage  Cross-check
  4. 4. Accuracy  Is the information reliable and error-free?  Can the background information be verified?  Is research documented by a bibliography?
  5. 5. Authority of Source  Who authored the information and why?  Is the author or editor a known expert in the field?  Is the site maintained by a reputable organization?
  6. 6. Objectivity  Is there a minimum of bias?  Is there an attempt to sway the opinion of the audience?  Are opinions attributed to specific credible sources?
  7. 7. Recency  Is the information up-to-date?  Are the statistics current?  Is the publication date indicated?
  8. 8. Coverage  What topics are included?  Are topics covered in depth?  Is the information specific to the topic?
  9. 9. Cross Check  How does the information fit with what you already know?  Do the linked sites reveal the biases of the author?  Do other sources support this site’s information?
  10. 10. Activity Two  Continue on to Activity Two.  Use these critical questions to help you evaluate the websites in Activity Two.
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