Credibility and Reliability (Is The Information Accurate? (People and…
Credibility and Reliability
Is The Information Accurate?
People and places you trust are more likely to have accurate information.
Sometimes children can make class websites, and they aren’t as trustworthy, because they are less informed or might not try as hard.
Look in other places to see if the information is similar or the same.
Dollars and Sense: Fundamental Facts About US Money (website 1): The author is Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta it backs up its information.
The Money Tree (website 2): author: Professor Itzall A. Puton. The website is not credible because when you click on contact us it says this website is not real, it is an educational hoax site. If you click place order then it will tell you it is a fake website. If you try to add a tree to your cart it also says it is a scam website. It also says: we accept VISTA and Monstercard, which aren’t real.
Is There Bias?
Look for an advertising logo, look for a catalog with prices. Is their persuasion to believe something they believe. Am i reading an opinion.
Does the author use special words to convince you to take their side.
are they advertising something, are they trying to get you to buy something. Is it a .com website, are they trying to make money?
Is there a Mission Statement or something in the About Us link that will help you decide why the site was created?
When Was The Website Made?
Usually you want the date of when the website was made to be relevant to when the topic took place.
The date is usually at the bottom of the home page.
Look for error messages when you click on a link.
I Don’t Believe It (website 1): It says that it was a survey taken in 1990, so this leads me to believe this is a very inaccurate.
Kansas City, MO-KS Economy at a Glance (website 2): This site was last updated 10/17/2017, this makes me believe this is very accurate information.
Who Is The Author?
If there is a ~ then it is a personal account and is not official.
The information is usually in the about us link, it can also be at the bottom of the home page.
If it .gov it is credible, if it is .edu then it is usually a college or school. .org is an organization it is usually more trustworthy. .com and .net is usually least credible. .net is network, .com is commercial.
Reliable and Credible Website
Link to website:
The website title is National Weather Service. I know this website meets all the criteria because the author is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, I know this is a reliable author because they work they get information that is put on a .gov website. I also know that this information is accurate because it is a .gov website. This website also has no bias because they are just stating facts about the weather. I also know this website is reliable and credible because it was last updated October 24, 2017 8:35 AM.