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Physical Education, Health, & Fitness Management Courses & Research: Websites
 

Finding Scholarly and/or Credible Sites

If quality and credibility are key, these resources lead to scholarly websites on a variety of topics relating to sociology:

            

Evaluating the Web

There is some very authoritative information available on the web, and there is also less reliable information. To evaluate sites, consider these criteria:

Purpose: What is the purpose of the site? To inform? To persuade?

Authority: Who is the author of the webite and what are the credentials of that person or entity? The author may be an individual or an organization.

Timeliness: How current is the information? Can you tell when it has last been undated?

Scope: How deep is the website? Is it within your range of comprehension? Is it too simple? Is it too technical?

Recommended Websites

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Word of Caution

When using websites, be sure to investigate how respected the site and information contained within it are. Many user-controlled sites, such as Wikipedia, have little respect in the academic community. Be aware of the purpose of the site, as well as who moderates the information on the site.