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Web Page Evaluation

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These questions will help you to evaluate the information on the Internet sites you find when doing research. Remember to evaluate the sites according to these 6 topics to make sure that the research you find is what you want and need.

Relevancy:

Did I use keywords and questions relevant to my search?

Is the information relevant to my topic?

Appropriateness:

Is the information suitable for my age and core values?

Will the information help me answer my research question?

Details:

How much information do I need?

Is the depth of the coverage of the topic adequate for my needs?

Currency:

When was the information published or last updated?

Is the information old and outdated?

Authority:

Who is the author of the information?

What are his or her qualifications?

Bias:

Why was this information written?

Was the site written to inform me, persuade me, or sell me something?


RADCAB developed by Highsmith, Inc., 2007