Posts tagged: evaluation

Curate. Don’t drown in a sea of information. Organize.

18 January 2017

curate

Welcome to day 3 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

Day three

Today’s theme is curating – how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more. read more

Peer Review. What’s it all about?

29 October 2014

You may see or have been told to look for journals and journal articles  which are ‘peer reviewed’. But what does that mean? Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a collaborative process that means articles submitted to a to a journal are evaluated and by independent experts within the same field of research- their ‘peers’.

They evaluate and assess articles and provide authors with feedback to improve their work and provides valuable information to the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal. read more

Tips for evaluating websites

21 August 2014

web searchingAre you using information from websites in your research and wondering how you can tell if it’s a good resource to use?  If so, there are a number of checks you can run  through when evaluating a website which will tell you if it’s a reliable and trustworthy resource suitable for your academic work.

Firstly, ask yourself a couple of questions:

Is the website from a credible source?

Does the website help advance your argument?

Is it relevant to your topic?

Then, run a few checks when reviewing the website… read more

Is it a hoax?

22 July 2014

Learning to evaluate information is an important skill that you’ll develop at University. Deciding if a source can be trusted is crucial when you’re writing essays, for example. But do you apply that skill when you’re online?

Whether it’s an email from a stranger asking for money in your inbox, or a story that’s doing the rounds on Twitter or Facebook, it’s important to evaluate what you see online too.

If you’re not sure about a story you’ve seen online, check out Hoax Slayerhttp://www.hoax-slayer.com/ It rounds up the latest email hoaxes and internet scams. read more