Category Archives: Online Research

#WEB206 – Web site credibility. Which of these criteria do you feel you have typically relied upon to determine the reliability of a site in the past? Why?

TUTOR: Warnick lays out five criteria cited by lay users as indexes of web site credibility. Which of these criteria do you feel you have typically relied upon to determine the reliability of a site in the past? Why? MY RESPONSE: … Continue reading

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#PWP121 – The Importance of Research in Professional Writing

‘Research – IMG_1367‘ by N i c o l a is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence. TUTOR: This week, please use this thread to discuss: how we find sources of good reliable information. … Continue reading

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WEB101 – Research and Wikipedia (readings)

RE: Official Thread: Research and Wikipedia (readings) There’s also been an interesting discussion around Wikipedia’s contributors of late which is helpful in thinking about its biases. Recent discussion around Chelsea Manning’s entry demonstrated some of the ways in which systematic … Continue reading

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