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Transcript of Evaluating Information
There are many types of information
Social networking sites
Much more ...
The 5 Criteria for Evaluating Information
The 5 criteria work with other
forms of information as well
1. Is the purpose of the site to inform?
2. Is it clear who the intended audience is?
3. Is the information balanced showing little bias?
4. Is the site free of advertising?
5. Is the site sponsored by a reputable organization?
1. Can you identify the author?
2. Does the author appear to be qualified?
3. Is the publisher or sponsoring organization identified and reputable?
4. Is the site's domain .ac.uk, .org.uk, or .gov.uk?
5. Is contact information given for the author and/or publisher?
1. Can this information be verified in another source?
2. Are references listed? If so, are they reputable?
3. Is the text grammatically correct? Are words spelled correctly?
1. Is the
the article, page, or site was
2. Is the
the page was last
3. Is the
on the page
4. Do you need recent information for your research?
1. Is the information that you need available on the site?
2. Does the site have enough information for your research?
3. Are there links to additional sources of information?
4. Is the site open to everyone (no fees, passwords, or registration required)?
5. Is the site organized and easy to navigate?