Evaluating Websites

THE FIVE W’S OF WEB SITE EVALUATION

 

Who WHO

Who wrote the pages and are they an expert?

Is a biography of the author included?

How can I find out more about the author?


What WHAT

What does the author say is the purpose of the site?

What else might the author have in mind for the site?

What makes the site easy to use?

What information is included and does this information differ from other sites?
Double-check your facts and sources - and then check them some more!


When WHEN

When was the site created?

When was the site last updated?


Where WHERE

Where does the information come from?

Where can I look to find out more about the sponsor of the site?
Double-check your facts and sources - and then check them some more!


WHY WHY

Why is this information useful for my purpose?

Why should I use this information?

Why is this page better than another?

Very Important
Double-check your facts and sources -
and then check them some more!