Research ethics - choosing and evaluating sources
It's easy to find information on the internet, but not all information is equally useful. Look at the Articles to Explore, below, and answer these questions:
Who wrote it?
Does the site tell you the author's name and credentials? If you Google the author, what do you learn about their background?
What organization hosts the site, and what is its purpose?
A magazine, newspaper, or research journal? A university? A business? A non-profit organization? Something else? What is the organization's mission or purpose? You might be able to answer this question using the site's "About" page, or you might need to Google the organization to learn more.
Why does this article exist?
Someone wrote it for a reason. Did they want to inform you? Help you perform a task? Convince you of some idea? Sell a product or service to you? Maybe a combination of reasons?
Who might find this article useful?
Articles to explore: