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Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

How do I attend?

Go to  Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment and select 'Join Room' located at the bottom of the page. The room remains closed until the trainer has entered - this will usually be 15 minutes before the start time.


Evaluating the reliability and suitability of information is an integral part of writing in Higher Education, as well as of everyday life outside the University. In this 45 minute interactive session we will explore how to evaluate information using a framework and why it is important to look critically at information sources we may find on the web.

Who's it for?

This session is suitable for anyone with an interest in developing evaluation techniques for critically looking at information.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • use a framework to assess the reliability of information.
  • assess the reliability of Information.
  • assess the usefulness of information.

Downloads and Further Help

A copy of the slides and an accompanying handout are available for this session.

The following online resources provide additional information and guidance:

  • This activity introduces you to both the WWW and the PROMPT frameworks, which are useful for a quick evaluation of websites: Quick evaluation of websites
  • This short activity explains the different PROMPT criteria that you can apply to evaluate online information: Evaluation using PROMPT