Section 6 Evaluation Criteria > Specialized Directories > Organization searching > Review

Accuracy

Determining the accuracy of information on a site can be especially challenging for students researching subjects they know little about. To establish the accuracy of a site, ask the following questions:

Is there any explanation of the research methods used or the manner in which assertions were arrived at?

Is the information supported by references to other sources?

How does the content compare with information on the subject in other sources not cited?

Is there any mention of an editor or fact checker who is making sure that the material is reliable and free from error? Do not trust the accuracy of a site's content if the mechanics- grammar, punctuation, spelling - are not error free.

Try This

Look at the site below and, applying the criteria above, determine whether or not a researcher can depend on the accuracy of the site.

http://www.duesberg.com/ - "Duesberg on AIDS"

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