prob1 - UGS 303: The History and Philosophy of Astronomy...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
UGS 303: The History and Philosophy of Astronomy (Fall 2009) Assignment 1: EVALUATING WEB SITES Stonehenge: Fact and Fiction Due in class: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Worth: 5/100 Because anyone can publish on the Web, it is important to be able to distinguish between reliable and unreliable web sites. Consider all of the following criteria when evaluating a web site. Criteria Factors Authority Who wrote it? What are their qualifications? Are they experts? Who published/hosted it? Is the publisher/host reputable? Objectivity Is this fact or opinion? Is it biased? What is the purpose of this site? Accuracy Is this true? Can you tell where they got their information? Can you find this information elsewhere? Currency When was this information published or last updated? Is it current enough for your research? TIPS : The author and publisher/host may be the same . For example, if you don’t see an author’s name on a museum page, then
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/18/2010 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

Page1 / 2

prob1 - UGS 303: The History and Philosophy of Astronomy...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online