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IST 250: Introduction to Web Design and Development

Instructor: Matthew Bodek

Evaluating Sources

Some of the sources that you will use for this research assignment will include vendor and web based sources.  When doing research, it's important that you carefully consider the web and vendor objectives as you gather information.

Consider the following criteria:

Currency: When was the website last updated?
Authority: Who is the author or creator?
Validity/Accuracy: Is the information accurate or valid?
Audience: Who was the website created for?
Point of view (bias): What is the website's point of view?