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Think before you click

  1. 1. Web site evaluation exercise The aim of the session is to improveskills used to evaluate web sites used as sources for academic work
  2. 2. www.martinlutherking.orgWhat can this web address tell you aboutthe site?e.g. its reliability as an academic source.
  3. 3. Go to the web sitewww.martinlutherking.orgEvaluate the site and provide feedbackondesign, reliability, accuracy, authors, siteownersInclude any other relevant information toas a source for academic study. Please allow 5 minutes to complete this exercise
  4. 4. Domain definitions:• .co.uk - British commercial site - e.g. Amazon• .com - American commercial site - e.g. Ford Motor Company• .org - not for profit organisation/charity - e.g. Children International• .org.uk - British not for profit organisation/charity - e.g. Save the Children UK.
  5. 5. Domain definitions, reliable sources• ac.uk - British academic site - e.g. West Cheshire College• .edu - USA academic site - e.g. Yale University• .nhs.uk - National Health Service - e.g. NHS choices• .gov.uk - British government web site - (not politically biased) - e.g. Directgov
  6. 6. Anthony Bealab@rsc-northwest.ac.uk@redsontour

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