What are Credible Websites?

Ideology and biases may influence whether an organization's statements and conclusions are credible or objective.

For example, when the U.S. Department of Labor releases a report that shows average wages have risen at the same rate as inflation during the past year, a pro-business organization may argue the data shows there is no need to increase the minimum wage. But an economic justice organization may say that a wage increase is warranted because the average rise in wages disproportionately helped the rich. Both interpretations are reasonable. However, both display some bias based on the writer's worldview. You should take that into account during your review.

Watch this video to explore some of the ways you can evaluate the agenda of a website.


Source: Hartness Library, https://youtu.be/AFEwwG7rq0E
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