Evaluating websites (1)

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Evaluating websites (1)

  1. 1. Evaluating Websites
  2. 2. By the end of this session you will … • Know why you need to evaluate websites • Know which questions to ask yourself • Know what to look for on a website • Know how to do it! Aims & Objectives
  3. 3. You evaluate websites because… • You want your information to be trustworthy • You want your information to be objective • You want your information to be current • You want your information to be fit-for-purpose Why evaluate?
  4. 4. Questions to ask yourself… 1. Who created the website? 2. What is the purpose of the site? 3. Is the information current? 4. How in-depth is the information? 5. Is there an ‘About us’ page you can read? Who? What? How? Why?
  5. 5. • Weighing up… • Is it commercial? • Is the author reputable? • When was the site founded? • Is it objective? • Is the topic in depth? • Think about the site… • Is it personal? • Is the author unknown? • When was the site last updated? • Is it biased? • Is there any missing data? Making judgements
  6. 6. • why you need to evaluate websites • which questions to ask yourself • what to look for on a website • how to do it! Recap You should now know …
  7. 7. Any questions…? The End ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention!

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