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Reliability

Assessing the reliability of information will depend on the type of information being considered.

  • If you are evaluating the results of a test or survey, you will need to evaluate the consistency of the results.
  • If evaluating a web site, is it part of an organisation’s web site? You can tell alot about a web site by looking at its web address (often called URL - Uniform Resource Locator).

    The basic format of a typical URL is:

    service_name://host.domain_name/directory/filename

       For example:

    http://www.newcastle.edu.au/library/subject/index.html
 
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