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Introduction to Sociology: Global Awareness Project
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    Evaluating Websites

    Check for signs of bias

    Assess the argument

    • Is the author endorsing a particular political or religious view?
    • Are the associated with a special-interest group?
    • Are alternative views presented?
    • What is the authors central claim?
    • How do they support that claim?
    • Are their assumptions questionable?
    • Does the author consider opposing arguments?


    Purpose  & Audience

    • Can you identify an author?  An "about us" link?
    • Are the author's credentials listed? 
    • Why was this site created:  To argue a position?  Sell a product?  Inform readers?
    • Who is the sites intended audience?



    • Who sponsors the site?
    • What does the URL tell you?  (.com, .edu, .org, .gov, or .mil?)
    • How current is the site?
    • How current are the sites links?

    Source:  adapted from "Tips for Evaluating Sources" from Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation


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