When you're working on your final project, you are responsible for ensuring the integrity of your research. Imagine that you've started your research and you've put in a few key words in your internet search engine and 50 website pop up. What do you do? Discuss at least five selection criteria you would use to -"weed" the sites, explaining why you chose the criteria you chose. Explain the difference between "primary" and "secondary" research.
Five selection criteria use to "weed" sites are:
1) Credibility of the site: In order to find a reliable website, we need to check about the credibility of the source via various parameters. Credibility can be found by looking at the credentials of the author or source of information presented on the site. The site which provides comprehensive information about author or source of information, author's bio and contact information can be trusted as compared to the ones that do not provide such information.
Secondly, evidence of strict quality control on the websites is another criteria to judge the credibility of information. Evidence of peer-review, proper referencing,etc. are good evidence of quality control process being used.
Another criteria that can be used to judge credibility is metainformation. Access to high quality metainformation is becoming increasingly important. Summary metainformation includes all the shortened forms of information, such as abstracts, content summaries, or even tables of contents. This type of metainformation gives us a quick glance at what a work is about and allows us to consider many ...
Imagine that you've started your research and you've put in a few key words in your internet search engine and 50 website pop up. What do you do?