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Tutorial for evaluating websites

Tutorial for evaluating websites

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  • ONLINE!
  • HOW TO EVALUATE A WEBSITE
    • Timeliness
    • Accuracy
    • Authoritativeness
    • Purpose of website
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth Remember: Always look for bias in these areas!
  • TIMELINESS OF WEB SITE
    • Is the information presented up to date?
      • This is especially important regarding topics where information changes frequently.
    • How often is website or web page updated?
    • When was the website or web page last updated?
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • ACCURACY
    • Are sources of information cited?
    • Is the information and data correct?
    • Is language used in website neutral or reflect an opinion?
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • ACCURACY OF INFORMATION EXAMPLE 1
    • Is website below likely to provide unbiased information? Notice use of images and text.
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • AUTHORITATIVENESS
    • Is it clear who is the author(s) of the web page?
    • What are the qualifications of the author(s)?
    • Are sources of information cited?
    • Is there contact information?
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • AUTHORITATIVENESS EXAMPLE 1 10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    • Web page areas like those shown below indicate who created the website
  • AUTHORITATIVENESS EXAMPLE 2
    • Example shown below has link to article’s information sources
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • PURPOSE OF WEBSITE 10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    • Is the purpose of the website clearly stated?
    • Is it clear whether the site is providing information or selling a product/service?
    • Does the website present a particular viewpoint or perspective?
  • WEB SITE PURPOSE EXAMPLE 1
    • Arab news channel Al-Jazeera features video shown below. Does this indicate a viewpoint?
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • WEB SITE PURPOSE EXAMPLE 2
    • Website author is providing information and selling his own services.
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • ACCURACY Example 1
    • Websites can misquote their sources or use information out of context to make a point.
    • A non-partisan website, Factcheck.org , contains examples of inaccurate information. (See below)
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
  • SUMMARY OF POINTS
    • Timeliness of information and frequency of website updates
    • Accuracy of information on a website
    • Authoritativeness of who is putting the information on a website
    • Purpose of website. Is it informational or persuasive?
    10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth You Can Evaluate Web Sites by:
    • For more information on evaluating information on the Internet
    • see the following links:
        • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html
        • http://library.albany.edu/usered/webeval/yes1.html