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

 

Audience

By identifying the audience for which a site is intended, users can determine its suitability as an academic source.

A particular age group -- children, teens, adults, senior citizens?

Knowledge of the subject
-- individual in the street, people with some knowledge of the subject, experts?

Specialized groups -
- academics, consumers, a professional group, etc.

Note: The level of difficulty of the language used is a good indicator of the group for whom the site is intended.

Try This

Look at the following three sites and determine the purpose for which each site was created and the group it was intended for.

http://www.wagc.com - Women Against Gun Control

http://www.psr.org/home.cfm?id=risks_gun_ownership - Physicians for Social Responsibility

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/guns/ - Center for Responsive Politics

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