COLL 148 Researching Internet

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COLL 148 Researching Internet
As your text states, anyone can put anything on the Web. To evaluate…

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COLL 148 Researching Internet 

COLL 148 Researching Internet

Discussions 2 Week 3 All Students Posts 23 Pages

As your text states, anyone can put anything on the Web. To evaluate the quality of Web sites, we can think in terms of five criteria for evaluating the credibility of websites.

Authority

Accuracy

Objectivity

Currency

Coverage

  1. Read this week’s Lecture section titled “Evaluating Research Sources” for a review of these terms.
  2. For our discussion, you will need to read the article, “Sleeping with the Enemy: Wikipedia in the College Classroom” by Cullen Chandler and Alison Gregory
  3. Find the article, then download the full-text PDF or print it out.
  4. Read the article carefully and critically (using the active reading strategies from Chapter 8, pp. ZZ-AA).
  5. Go to http://www.wikipedia.org and search for “Wikipedia” to learn exactly what Wikipedia is.
  6. Write a paragraph for your first discussion post in which you answer the following question:  Why is Wikipedia acceptable as a quick reference but not for research?…