Evaluating Information Activity
This assignment is designed to lead you through some methods you can use for evaluating internet sources. In order to receive full credit, you must identify the specific information you found. For example, answers such as “The publisher of this source is well-known” or “This source is trustworthy” will not receive credit. Instead, you must identify the publisher and give specific information regarding why it is, or is not, trustworthy. You may recognize untrustworthy information from your own analysis. For example, many of us have learned to be wary of social media posts and don’t trust them for that reason alone. We may have already identified unreliable sources from our experience in using them. However, to receive credit, you must take extra steps to verify the information.
Use SIFT to evaluate these sources. Based on Mike Caulfield’s SIFT (Four Moves) (Links to an external site.), which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (Links to an external site.).