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    Help me past my mental block lol

    Ok, for part of my Foundation Degree I've got to do a bit on evaluating website searches and then do a bibliography blah blah blah (this is just a module preparing us for our dissertation)..... So, at my fingertips i have millions upon millions of websites...but can i think of one, NO! I have considered the Geek obviously but i could do with more. Doesn't need to be IT related.

    So i need a list of websites for me to evaluate. I need to look at 5 things...

    Who: who is the author/publisher? Who is the information intended for?
    What: what kind of source is it? Is it reliable?
    Why: why has it been produced. Is it biased? Is it intended for commercial use?
    Where: where was the source published?
    When: when was the information made available? How current is it?

    Ta!

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    If i was you I would pick out some of the factors - such as What - is it reliable - find a website such as the BBC news (ok not 100% accurate) and then one that isn't in always correct (sun maybe) etc

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    Perhaps you might like to include a site that is 'off the beaten track'

    Link: Retraction Watch
    Last edited by DaveP; 8th January 2012 at 07:32 PM. Reason: Correct spelling mistake.

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    wikipedia
    nature
    newscientist
    the economist

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    Another suggestion:

    Link: snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages

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    wikipedia - accuracy
    bbc - reliable, news
    lcanhascheezburger - comedy
    edugeek - information for a specific community
    A council website
    A company website

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    I can help you with any questions, this is my SC and I know the webmaster.

    It depends on whether you are after one website or a few.

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