Bachelor of Sport Management: Websites

Evaluating websites

Information from web sites can be very easy to find. Due to the nature of the web, it is very important to evaluate anything that you find before including it in an assignment or essay.

Anyone can author or publish material on a web site. No quality control process is required.

This doesn't mean that you shouldn't use information from web sites just that you need to apply an evaluation criteria to understand 

 Authority - What type of site is it? Who authored the content? What was is the intended audience?

 Accuracy - What evidence is presented? Does the site reference other sources?

 Currency - When was the last time the site was updated? Does the information presented have a "published" date?

Learning Activity: Evaluating website

Before you complete this activity, ensure you have read through the evaluating information criteria section.  

Have a look at the web article titled "A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreationand then click on the Padlet link to complete the activity. 


Australian Bureau of Statistics (AUSSTATS database)

Australian Sports Commission (Participation in sport statistics)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare