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EDG 610: Social Justice and Advocacy

Criteria for Evaluating Websites

Purpose

  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Institutional
  • Personal

Currency

  • Is the page up to date?
  • When was it last updated?
  • Are there dead links?

Authority/Credibility

  • Who is the author?
  • What are their credentials?
  • Are they expects in the field?
  •  Do they have the authority to speak on the subject?
  • Does the author offer contact information?

Accessibility

  • How easy is the site to navigate?
  • Does it load quickly?
  • Is it ADA compliant? Ex) Text-only alternative for those with visual impairment

Appropriateness

  • Is the content appropriate for your use?
  • Level and scope of information provided
  • Is the content relevant to your topic?

Objectivity/Bias

  • Does the website have a bias on the information they’re reporting?
  • Does this bias impact your use of this information?

Accuracy

  • Is the information presented correct?
  • Is it complete or missing parts?
  • Is a reference list provided?