Teaching students to critically evaluate the quality of Internet research resources
Cunningham, S. J. (1996). Teaching students to critically evaluate the quality of Internet research resources. (Working paper 96/28). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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The Internet offers a host of high-quality research material in computer science-and, unfortunately, some very low quality resources as well. As part of learning the research process, students should be taught to critically evaluate the quality of all documents that they use. This paper discusses the application of document evaluation criteria to WWW resources, and describes activities for including quality evaluation in a course on research methods.
- 1996 Working Papers