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EVALUATING WEB RESOURCES


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PART 1: AUTHORITY AND ACCURACY
  • Who is writing the source?
  • How accurate is the information?




Locate the following sites on the Internet, skim through the information, and then evaluate each source by completing the table.
Site #1: http://www.nei.org
EVALUTING QUESTIONS
EVIDENCE FROM THE SOURCE
Can you determine who created this page?

What is the background, credential list, or authority of the author of this web page?

How would you verify the information presented on this web page?

Site #2: http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/nuclear-faq.html
EVALUTING QUESTIONS
EVIDENCE FROM THE SOURCE
Can you determine who created this page?

What is the background, credential list, or authority of the author of this web page?

How would you verify the information presented on this web page?


Using the above criteria, which of the two sites is more credible?


EVALUATING WEB RESOURCES
PART 2: OBJECTIVITY
  • Does the author present the information as fact or opinion?
  • Does this page take a neutral or a biased stance?
Evaluate the following web resources for authority and accuracy by completing the following task. You only have 15 minutes, so stay focused!
Locate the following sites on the Internet, skim through the information, and then evaluate each source by completing the table.
Site #1: http://www.thenaturalguide.com/synthetic-food-additives.htm
EVALUTING QUESTIONS
EVIDENCE FROM THE SOURCE
Is the information presented as fact or opinion?

Does the page present one or more than one viewpoint/opinion?

Is information on the page presented in a neutral or a biased way?

Site #2: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/10587.php
EVALUTING QUESTIONS
EVIDENCE FROM THE SOURCE
Is the information presented as fact or opinion?

Does the page present one or more than one viewpoint/opinion?

Is information on the page presented in a neutral or a biased way?

Using the above criteria, which of the two sites is more credible?


EVALUATING WEB RESOURCES
PART 3: CURRENCY AND COVERAGE
  • How up-to-date is the information?
  • Does the site provide enough information relevant to your topic?
Evaluate the following web resources for authority and accuracy by completing the following task. You only have 15 minutes, so stay focused!
Locate the following sites on the Internet, skim through the information, and then evaluate each source by completing the table.
Site #1: http://www.bluecrab.info/crabbing/hardcrabs.html
EVALUTING QUESTIONS
EVIDENCE FROM THE SOURCE
What is the latest copyright or modified date?

Does the site contain information relevant to the topic?

Is the information presented completely?

Site #2: http://savannahnow.com/stories/012704/LOC_crabdecision.shtml
EVALUTING QUESTIONS
EVIDENCE FROM THE SOURCE
What is the latest copyright or modified date?

Does the site contain information relevant to the topic?

Is the information presented completely?


Using the above criteria, which of the two sites is more credible?



from Beth Singleton - GT - adapted by Jill McMullen - Reading