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Unit 1:Checking the validity of information

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Checking the validity of information (P2) Describe ways of checking the validity of information gathered from these sources. Introduction In this task I will be describing what validity is and main types of ways you can validate information. I will also show how reliable it is and were information is reliable. Valid Example: let's say I was surfing on the web while researching for a history class project when I stumbled on a site I'd never been to before. It was very bright, flashy and animated, and the web information stated that the civil was in the U.S. last over 20 years and began in 1870! The website creator said that he was a Civil war expert, but as I read on, it became very clear to me that he was no expert. He didn't even know who fought in the war. Because he said the East fought the West. Information comes in all forms, because it is easy to access into a website, which is harmful and which is physically harmful and mentally. ...read more.

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Even do the error was found out in 2 minutes, there was a huge disaster and the brokers' labiality was estimated to be up to $100 million dollars. Which is a reliable website, A or B? Box A = http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ Box B = http://bbc.co.uk As you can see website A is an unreliable, with unreliable information on the website and box B is a reliable website with reliable sources. Check the validity of a website: * Check the domain. If the site is supposed to be a site about education and does the domains address end in.edu. * Read the ''about us'', and there should be contact information, as well as a clear detailed of who is responsible for creating and updating the site. * Check the last update * Compare similar sites and check other sites which are supposed to have similar information. * Use your common sense, Like if there is a site which is supposed to conation educationally information, but talks about unrelated information that doesn't make sense. Checking the validity of information Not all the information you receive from source like books, internet etc. ...read more.

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* Check if the book is written by an expert * Cross check information using the internet or compare it with a similarly book, written by an expert. * Check the company who published the book and see if it is a legal company, by looking it up at the internet or contacting the company. NON-ICT SOURCE-Magazines: * Check the date of the book and when it was published. * Check by who the articles where written and compare it to an expert * Cross check information online and using books. * Check the company which magazine was published by; look if the company was well known. * Check other magazines' which have similar articles and cross check the information. NON-ICT SOURCE-Flyer: * Check the date of the flyer and who published it, by looking it up or the place/person you got the flyer from. * Check the purpose of the flyer and cross check the internet or ask an expert in this field. * Check by who the flyer was published, look up the company and see if it is well know. * Check if it has contact details, call the company and ask questions. ?? ?? ?? ?? Huriya Nazari Assignment 1- task 4 BETC first diploma for ICT practitioners Unit 1 ...read more.

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