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3.3.7 Evaluate a Web site

 
Evaluate your information
3.1 Assess your search results
3.2 Revise your search strategy
3.3 Evaluate your resources
  3.3.1 Reliability of the source
  3.3.2 Validity
  3.3.3 Accuracy
  3.3.4 Authority of the author
  3.3.5 Timeliness
  3.3.6 Point of view
* 3.3.7 Evaluate a Web site
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Glossary

View a demonstration of evaluating a web siteView a demonstration of evaluating a Web site.

Activity

Visit Torchwood House and answer the following seven questions:

1) What type of organisation is the publisher?

a. Government
b. Non-profit organisation
c. Educational
d. Commercial

Response:

2) Are there any statements about the validity of the site?

a. Yes
b. No
c. Not sure

Response:

3) Are sources of information listed?

a. Yes
b. No

Response:

4) Can you identify the author of the site?

a. Yes
b. No
c. Not sure

Response:

5) Do you consider the author authoritative?

a. Yes
b. No
c. Not sure

Response:

6) Is the date of publication or date last updated indicated?

a. Yes
b. No
c. Not sure

Response:

7) What is the primary purpose of the site?

a. To persuade you to travel
b. To inform
c. To advocate a viewpoint
d. To promote a television series

Response:




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