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2006 Trust Research6th


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This is a presentation I put together for sixth grade students three and a half years ago. I wanted the students to be able to analyze search results and try to create better searches.

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2006 Trust Research6th

  1. 1. Things to Consider… Online Research 2006 March
  2. 2. Site Purpose <ul><li>One-sided or biased? </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising? </li></ul><ul><li>Who sponsors the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Kids or adults? </li></ul><ul><li>Angry/ hateful? </li></ul><ul><li>Age limits, fees, passwords, registration? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Website Location <ul><li>Look at the information in the web address </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.com - commerical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.org - not for profit organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.edu - educational (college) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.mil - military </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.net - network organization (Comcast) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.ca - foreign (Canada) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Website Location ~ Tilde in web address - usually a personal web page - it can be biased
  5. 5. Author <ul><li>Identified by name? </li></ul><ul><li>Who does the person work for? </li></ul><ul><li>Have they received awards? </li></ul><ul><li>Could the author be contacted? </li></ul><ul><li>Spell checked, good grammar? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Useful <ul><li>Is there enough information? </li></ul><ul><li>Is most of what you need there? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Up-to-date <ul><li>Does it say when it was created? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell when it was last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there dead links? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ease of Use <ul><li>Text easy to understand, read? </li></ul><ul><li>Titles and headings helpful? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s new, site map, search feature? </li></ul><ul><li>Loads quickly? </li></ul><ul><li>Links easy to find? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who is… <ul><li>George Washington Carver </li></ul>
  10. 12. Who is… <ul><li>Dr. Charles Richard Drew </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Drew </li></ul><ul><li>George de Mestral </li></ul><ul><li>Edwin Perkins </li></ul>