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Dunwoody Dental Hygiene: 5. Purpose

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Purpose

Some websites exist only to promote one way of viewing an issue. It's up to you to see what biases your sources may have and the purpose or intent of the information is.

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.  

 

http://png-5.findicons.com/files/icons/766/base_software/128/warning.png   The information is biased or prejudiced in favor of one point of view on the topic.

http://png-5.findicons.com/files/icons/766/base_software/128/warning.png   The argument is persuasive, attempting to sway the audience to a particular way of thinking about the topic,but is heavily opinioned based.

    The argument is persuasive, attempting to sway the audience to a particular way of thinking about the topic, but is supported by facts and evidence.

 http://png-5.findicons.com/files/icons/766/base_software/128/warning.png  There is a lot of advertising on the webpage and the information is attempting to sell a product.

     The source examines both sides of the issue fairly, and/or is primarily fact-based.

      Information includes phrases like "Miracle Cure" and contains capital letters and exclamation points. 

Test Your Skills

Would you use either of these websites as references for a research assignment based on the purpose criteria?

Yes: 1 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

 

 

Yes: 1 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1