Sunday, September 21, 2014

Article Credibility Evaluation

My evaluation on Huffington Posts ‘s   article:

“Here's How Unfair The Tax System Is In Each State”

My following evaluation is for the credibility of the article based on the guidelines set in Criteria to Evaluate the Credibility of WWW Resources

The name of the author is Kevin Short.
Did short had some authority in the field of finance and Tax he is write about?
 No, according to his background, he studies journalism.
 What is Short qualification?   Short did not show any other qualification than his journalism study.

Does Short have publications in peer reviewed (scholarly and professional)?  He does not have any scholarly publication but he does have many professional articles published.

Are there clues that the Short are biased? Yes but all connections are clear and necessary for the article.

Is the Web information current? Yes. All website information provide are current and up to date

Does the information have a complete list of works cited, which reference credible, authoritative sources? Yes, the link provide with a source of a reliable education website with a list of financial experts available for any question.

Can the subject you are researching be fully covered with WWW sources or should print sources provide balance? Yes, the website contains all information regarding the topic.

On what kind of Web site does the information appear?  The information appear on an education website (Edu). Which is a reliable website because is runs by academy members and PhD professors.

Therefore, I conclude that Kevin Short does not have any expertise in finance but the article is credible because he was able to provide reliable sources by using information from other website with financial expert available.

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