Teaching Internet Research Skills
a seminar presented by Genie Tyburski

COURSE SECTIONS

Introduction

Myths & Misconceptions

Research Starting Points

Evaluative Skills

Hypothetical Research Exercises

Fact-Finding Exercises

NAVIGATION

Home

Search This Web

Site Map

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Drexel University,
College of Information Science & Technology

EVALUATIVE SKILLS 

If you conduct research on the Web, or just rely on it from time to time for information, you need skills for identifying quality in information. The quiz below serves to illustrate the need to remain alert and aware on the Web. Click On the Web to find the source of information. Click Answer to find out whether the statement is true or false. Do I believe this, or what?!

Test Your Instincts
Not Your Evaluative Skills!

1) A group called the Trilateral Commission influences democratic thinking and economic development around the world. On the Web. Answer.

2) Cambodian dictator, Pol Pot, abdicated during 1997 and now resides in Sweden. On the Web. Answer.

3) Globalization results from two opposite forces: well-meaning people who want to build a better tomorrow and single-minded corporations who want to make a profit. On the Web. Answer.

4) Since 1973, eleven inmates have been released from death row in large part because of DNA evidence that established their innocence. On the Web. Answer.

5) The consumption of aspartame in the United States has caused epidemics of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus. On the Web. Answer.

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