Evaluating a Website for Credibility

Evaluating a Website for Credibility
Paper details:

Evaluating a Website for Credibility Guidelines with Grading Rubric.

-I am interested in using NIH.gov website. Thank you.

PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment is to: a) identify and evaluate a website for credibility, b) provide empirical evidence to support the website as a credible source for inclusion in a scholarly assignment, and c) present ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
(CO #1) Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge. (PO 3)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3. The Originality report from Turnitin must also be submitted at this time to the Dropbox.
Total Points Possible: 170
REQUIREMENTS:
1. Selects a health-related website with the domain indicated as .org or .gov.
2. Introduction section includes 6 elements:
a. clearly names the website
b. describes the purpose of the website
c. The search engine used to locate the website is named.
d. The domain of the website is identified.
e. The rationale for the selection of the website is discussed.
f. The web address, also known as the URL or uniform resource locator, is provided. This typically begins with “http://…”
3. Provides a thorough analysis of the website, using the following five criteria: authority, information, objectivity, ease of navigation, and privacy and security policies.
4. Determines if the website is credible, provides a rationale for decision, and supports the decision with empirical evidence. The empirical evidence is to be a minimum of two (2) scholarly articles published within the last 5 years.
5. Discusses why it is important for a professional nurse to evaluate information found on the Internet. Provides three (3) distinct examples of how a professional nurse could use the information provided by the selected website.
6. Summarizes the content of the paper in concluding statements.
7. The body of the scholarly paper is to be no more than 2.5–3 pages in length, excluding title and reference pages. It must follow APA format (6th edition).
PREPARING THE PAPER
After selecting a website with the domain of .org or .gov, evaluate the website in the body of a scholarly paper. Include a minimum of two (2) scholarly references published within the past 5 years that support how you determined that the website is credible.
Once the paper is completed, submit the paper to Turnitin, which is integrated in the course Dropbox.
An explanation of the assignment criteria is provided in the following table:
Category Points % Description
Content 29 17% Provides an introduction to the website, including all 6 required elements
Content 29 17% Evaluates the website using all five criteria
Content 29 17% Discusses empirical evidence to support evaluation
Content 29 17% Discusses ways the website is applicable to nursing practice
Content 29 17% Summarizes content in concluding statements
Format 9 5% Text, title page, citations, and references consistent with APA 6th edition format
Format 9 5% Ideas and information are cited correctly.
Grammar 7 5% Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with rules for formal written work.
Total 170 100%
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
Content Possible Points = 145 Points
Introduction includes the following:
• clearly names the website
• describes the purpose of the website
• The search engine used to locate the website is named. The domain of the website is identified.
• The rationale for the selection of the website is discussed.
• The Web Address, also known as the URL or uniform resource locator, is provided. This typically begins with “http://…” 29 Points 26 Points 23 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Introduction addresses all 6 elements Introduction addresses 5 of the 6 elements Introduction addresses 4 of the 6 elements. Introduction addresses 3 or fewer of the elements. No introduction present.
Provides a thorough analysis of the website, addressing all five criteria: authority, information, objectivity, ease of navigation, and privacy and security policies. All categories are clearly analyzed and fully articulated. 29 Points 26 Points 23 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Provides a thorough analysis of the website that addresses all 5 criteria with rare inaccuracy. Analysis of the website lacks occasional important elements and/or addressed only 4 of the 5 criteria. Analysis of the website lacks frequent important elements or specificity and/or addressed only 3 of the 5 criteria. Analysis of the website has multiple instances of inaccuracies and/or is vague. Two or fewer criteria are addressed in the paper. Does not meet.
Discusses empirical evidence to support the evaluation provided. 29 Points 26 Points 23 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Empirical evidence supporting the website evaluation is current (within the past 5 years), and a minimum of two scholarly articles are included. Empirical evidence supporting the website evaluation has rare inaccuracy/is current (within the past 5 years), and a minimum of two scholarly articles are included. Empirical evidence supporting the website evaluation lacks occasional important elements or specificity. Or, articles are not current (within the past five years), or only one scholarly article is included. Empirical evidence supporting the website evaluation has multiple instances of inaccuracies and/or is vague, or scholarly articles are not current or present. Does not meet.
Discusses how the information provided by the selected website is applicable to nursing practice. Identifies three ways the professional nurse could use the information provided by the website in the practice setting. 29 Points 26 Points 23 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Demonstrates applicability of the website information to nursing practice. Three distinct ways a professional nurse could use the information are discussed. Demonstrates applicability of the website information to nursing practice with rare inaccuracies Or, only two distinct ways a professional nurse could use the information are discussed. Demonstrates moderate applicability of the website information to nursing practice, or only one distinct way a professional nurse could use the information is discussed. Provides a limited explanation of the applicability of the website information to nursing practice and/or is vague Or, no distinct ways a professional nurse could use the information are discussed. Does not meet.
Concluding statements summarizing content are present.
29 Points 26 Points 23 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Concluding statements summarizing content are present. Concluding statements summarizing content have rare inaccuracy. Concluding statements lack occasional important elements or specificity. Concluding statements have multiple instances of inaccuracies and/or are vague or not present. No summarizing content or concluding statements.
Content Subtotal _____of 145 points
Format Possible Points = 25 Points
Text, title page, and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format. 9 Points 8 Points 7 Points 3 Points 0 points
There are no APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 1–2 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 3–4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 5 APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference page(s). There are more than 5 APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference page(s).
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. 9 Points 8–7 Points 6–5 Points 4–0 Points 0 Points
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly with 1 exception. There are 2–3 errors in which ideas and information from other sources are not cited correctly. There are 4 errors in which ideas and information from other sources are not cited correctly. There are 5 errors or more in which ideas information from other sources are not cited correctly.
Format Subtotal _____/25 points
Grammar Possible Points = 25 Points
Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work. 7 Points 6 Points 5 Points 4–0 Points 0 Points
Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work, with no exceptions. Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work, with 1–2 exceptions. Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work, with 3–4 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are not followed, showing 5-7 errors. More than 7 errors.
Grammar Subtotal _____/25 points
Total Points _____/170 points