If none of these techniques bring satisfactory results, you might try to contact the author directly if an e-mail or contact address is rovided. In cases where you are very interested in the material provided but cannot verify its authority or accuracy, it can be worth contacting a domain registry to find out who paid for the website. Continue reading Website’s Authority and Credibility (3)
It may also, in some cases, be relevant to consider where the document is hosted. A respectable host institution will justify greater confidence in the document.
Although remember, again, that belonging to a particular institution does not necessarily imply that an individual’s thoughts are automatically more valuable than those of a person who comes from a very different background (Cameron 2001). Continue reading Website’s Authority and Credibility (2)
Not only is it important to make judgments about the accuracy of online information, it is also wise to consider where the information on a site originated, or who provided it (which is, in fact, really part of the same process). Continue reading Website’s Authority and Credibility