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Evaluating Websites in Health & Science Research Classes

This Prezi is used for Health II and Science Research classes and will explain the criteria for evaluating websites.

Iris Wingert

on 28 August 2011

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Transcript of Evaluating Websites in Health & Science Research Classes

Objective: Use Criteria to Evaluate a Website Authority .edu
/~name Anyone can post anything on the Internet! What are the author’s credentials? Is the author or sponsor an expert? Can you e-mail the author or sponsor? What is the most reliable domain? Accuracy Is there a fact-checker or reviewer or editor? Are the references or sources listed? Objectivity What is the author’s point of view? Is there bias? Is there advertising? Why was the site created? What is it’s purpose? Currency When was the page written and last updated? How current are the links? Coverage How in-depth and useful is the information? Can you tell the difference between the page’s content and an advertisement? If the website’s content is questionable, look elsewhere for the information. Are these articles Reliable? http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/faqs.htm http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/DS00326 http://www.buzzle.com/articles/preventing-cardiovascular-disease.html http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/swine-flu-10-things-not-to-do http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/pre-diabetes-faqs.html http://www.vitamix.com/household/health/pyramid.asp http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/BreastCancer/15501 Where to look for Credible Health Sites… http://www.carrollk12.org/sch/media/default.asp Evaluating Health on the Internet http://www.hon.ch/pat.html http://www.vitamix.com/household/health/pyramid.asp http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/pre-diabetes-faqs.html http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/BreastCancer/15501 http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/BreastCancer/15501 http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/swine-flu-10-things-not-to-do http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/swine-flu-10-things-not-to-do http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/DS00326 http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/faqs.htm http://www.buzzle.com/articles/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors.html http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~malik/ https://www2.bc.edu/~cawleyme/ http://www.mendosa.com/faq.htm
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