A source may be authoritative, accurate, current and unbiased - but it still may not be right for your research. Use these questions to decide whether a source is relevant for your work.
Which of the following statements is true about the website you are evaluating? The more green checks a website has the more reliable a source it will be.
The source is unrelated to the research topic.
The source is related to the topic, but the information is not very useful.
The information addresses some or all of your research questions and is very useful.
The information is well-written (no grammar or spelling errors) and directed towards health professionals.
The information is intended to sell you a product or service.
Would you use either of these websites as references for a research assignment based on the relevancy criteria?
Topic: adolescents and flossing