Where do I Start? Middle School Research Process

Good Questions to Ask yourself about websites

Are there any links or footnotes to other relevant and reliable sources?

Are graphs and/or charts clearly labeled

Is the Content Current? Who is the intended audience?

Are there dates that show when the site was created and updated?


R Relevancy = Relevant to your task

A- Appropriateness = Appropriate for you, able to read and understand the information easily

D- Detail = Has the right amount of detail to answer my research question

C Currency = Is the information current, check the dates at the bottom of the webpage to see when last updated

A- Authority= Is the author an "authority" on the subject?

B- Bias = Is there bias on the site? Is the author trying to persuade you to a point of view?