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Website Evaluation Criteria
can have a web page. So some information on the Web is biased,
just plain wrong. You will need to evaluate web sites for accuracy,
authority, currency, objectivity, and purpose. Here is a checklist you
- Does the author cite reliable sources
for his or her facts?
- How does the information compare with
that in other works written about this topic?
- Who do you think the author/s of the
web site are trying to reach?
- Is there a particular group or segment
of society that the author/s are targeting?
- What are the author's qualifications
for writing on this subject?
- Is he or she connected with an
organization that has an established reputation?
- Does the web site include a
publication date or "last updated" date?
- Is the author affiliated with a
particular organization that might have a bias?
- Is the author's purpose to inform,
e.g. provide new information, current events, etc?
- Is the author's purpose to explain,
e.g. describe a process, teach, etc?
- Is the author's purpose to persuade,
e.g. change your mind, convince you to buy, etc?
American Psycological Association Stress in America Survey
Survey measured attitudes and perceptions of stress among the general public, identifying leading sources of stress, common behaviors used to manage stress and the impact of stress on our lives. The results of the survey draw attention to the serious physical and emotional implications of stress and the inextricable link between the mind and body.
Gallup Poll Surveys
Gallup polls aim to represent the opinions of a sample of people representing the same opinions that would be obtained if it were possible to interview everyone in a given country.
American College Health Association National College Health Assessment
The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that can assist in collecting precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.
Mental Health America's Ranking America's Mental Health: An Analysis of Depression Across the States
Using data from nationally representative surveys conducted by the United States government, Mental Health America created two different rankings of the states: one showing the state rankings of depression and one showing the state rank in terms of suicide rates.