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Diagnostic test 2: Evaluating and referencing sources

Question 1


The site has a good Presentation.


The site looks Relevant.


The site is Objective.


The site uses an appropriate Method of investigation.


You can determine the Provenance of the site.


The site is Timely, i.e. it has recently been updated.

The correct answers are a, b, c, e and f.


Presentation, Relevance, Objectivity, Method, Provenance and Timeliness (PROMPT) are important things to consider when determining the quality and authority of information sources (but Presentation is probably the least important of these).