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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...
Accuracy    The information sources are properly cited/credited    There is a bibliography or resource list included   ...
Currency    The website is actively maintained    The original website posting date is listed    The most recent websit...
Objectivity    Any advertisements are acceptable, based on appropriateness for the    website’s audience    The website ...
Purpose / Scope    The content is appropriate for the intended audience    The content/information is geared to support ...
Usability    The design of the website is user-friendly and audience appropriate    Website navigation is intuitive and ...
Works Cited    HDSB Website Evaluation Guidelines for the    Elementar y and Secondar y Internet Tools Websites
Thanks for viewing this tutorial presentation!     cksslibrary.blogspot.ca
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Judging Website Quality

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

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Judging Website Quality

  1. 1. Judging Website Quality using search results fromresearch @ the ckss library
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Purpose / Scope The content is appropriate for the intended audience The content/information is geared to support student learning
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Works Cited HDSB Website Evaluation Guidelines for the Elementar y and Secondar y Internet Tools Websites
  9. 9. Thanks for viewing this tutorial presentation! cksslibrary.blogspot.ca

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