Information on the web
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The PROMPT checklist

In the table below is a checklist to help you apply the PROMPT criteria, adapted from the Open University Safari. You can use this to help you evaluate a website.

PROMPT Site 1 Site 2 Site 3
Is the information clearly communicated?
Look at language, writing style, structure and layout
Does the information match your needs?
Look at the introduction or overview – what is it mainly about?
Is the author's position of interest made clear?
Do the writers state their position on the issue?
Is the language emotive?
Are there hidden, vested interests?
Is it clear how the data was collected?
Were the methods appropriate?
How much data?
Is it representative?
Are there sources of bias?
Is it clear where the information has come from?
Can you identify authors or organisations?
Are they well known?
How was it published?
Is it clear when the information was produced?
Does the date of the information meet requirements?
Is the information obsolete?

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