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How to judge the quality of a website for academic research purposes.

How to judge the quality of a website for academic research purposes.

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  • Judging Website Quality using search results fromresearch @ the ckss library
  • Author / Source The author/organization/source is easily identified The author’s credentials are listed; author is qualified & reputable The author’s affiliation to the institution is stated Contact information for the author/organization is provided Website domain considerations: § .ca – Canadian-based website § .gov – Government-based website § .edu – Educational institution website § .org – Organization or special interest group website § .com, .net, .biz – Company-based website
  • Accuracy The information sources are properly cited/credited There is a bibliography or resource list included The information presented is comparable or better to other information you may have found from other sources, including print resources The information presented on the website can be verified elsewhere The website uses proper grammar and spelling
  • Currency The website is actively maintained The original website posting date is listed The most recent website revision date is listed All links to other websites are up-to-date The statistical or factual information provided is up-to-date
  • Objectivity Any advertisements are acceptable, based on appropriateness for the website’s audience The website is free of bias and stereotyping, unless it is being used specifically to teach about this topic If the information given is mostly opinion, then there is valid evidence provided to support the author’s arguments
  • Purpose / Scope The content is appropriate for the intended audience The content/information is geared to support student learning
  • Usability The design of the website is user-friendly and audience appropriate Website navigation is intuitive and simple to use There are no dead links on the website Any website features / downloads are in a commonly accessible format There is a help feature / inquiry contact information available on the website
  • Works Cited HDSB Website Evaluation Guidelines for the Elementar y and Secondar y Internet Tools Websites
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