Wc web evaluation lesson 6th

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Wc web evaluation lesson 6th

  1. 1. Trash or Treasure? How to evaluate (and cite) Internet resources
  2. 2. The 5 pieces of information we need to cite a website. • Publisher • Publication date • Author • Website Title • Webpage Title
  3. 3. Why are you using the Internet? • Quick info for general knowledge? • Background info before starting your real research? • Research for academic purposes? Research requires reliable and credible sources
  4. 4. So…what's wrong with using Wikipedia??? • You never really know who the author is and anyone can write and/or edit the entries. • If we don’t know who the authors are….how do we determine if they are a reliable and credible source? • Examples:
  5. 5. Introducing •Authority •Bias •Currency •Accuracy ABCA
  6. 6. • Authority indicates whether the author is recognized as a expert in that specific area of knowledge. • Who is the author or the person responsible for the information on the page? • Are they knowledgeable, qualified and reliable? • Is the author an expert in this field? What evidence can you find for this? • Is there a way to contact the author? • Is the author part of an organization? • Does the domain name or URL reveal any information about this site? • Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division Authority
  7. 7. Let’s cite it: • Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division • • • • • Publisher = Publication date = Author = Website Title = Webpage Title =
  8. 8. • Websites used for research should not be biased. • That means they present factual information without personal prejudice. • Ask yourself: What is the purpose of the page? To teach? To sell? To persuade? To entertain? To complete a class assignment? • What do you think of this website which came up in a Google search for information on tobacco? • Friends of Tobacco Bias
  9. 9. Let’s cite it: • Friends of Tobacco • • • • • Publisher = Publication date = Author = Website Title = Webpage Title =
  10. 10. • When was the site last updated? • Are there a lot of dead links? Currency
  11. 11. • Where does the information come from? Are there references or works cited information? • Are there grammatical, spelling, or typographical errors? • Does the information conflict with things you learned in school? • A Brief Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism • Introduction to the Holocaust Accuracy
  12. 12. Let’s cite it: • Introduction to the Holocaust • • • • • Publisher = Publication date = Author = Website Title = Webpage Title =
  13. 13. You decide: Is this a reliable website for school research?
  14. 14. Let’s cite it: • All About Explorers • • • • • Publisher = Publication date = Author = Website Title = Webpage Title =
  15. 15. Can I use these sites for school research?
  16. 16. Website evaluation takes too much time! Isn’t there some other way?

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