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Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals: Rating Sample Web Sites

This guide is designed to help students in NURS 20010 learn about library resources and information literacy important to nurses and healthcare workers.

Authority

How Authoritative is this web site? Please vote. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being unauthoritative and 5 being highly authoritative.

Authority
1 (low): 7 votes (100%)
2: 0 votes (0%)
3: 0 votes (0%)
4: 0 votes (0%)
5 (high): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 7

Objectivity (Purpose/Context)

How Objective is this web site? Please vote. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being unobjective and 5 being very objective.

Objectivity (Purpose/Context)
1 (low): 6 votes (75%)
2: 1 votes (12.5%)
3: 0 votes (0%)
4: 1 votes (12.5%)
5 (high): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 8

Accuracy (Supporting Evidence)

How Accurate is this web site? Please vote. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being inaccurate and 5 being very accurate.

Accuracy (Supporting Evidence)
1 (low): 3 votes (42.86%)
2: 0 votes (0%)
3: 2 votes (28.57%)
4: 1 votes (14.29%)
5 (high): 1 votes (14.29%)
Total Votes: 7

Currency

How Current is this web site? Please vote. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being out of date and 5 being up to date.

Currency
1 (low): 4 votes (50%)
2: 0 votes (0%)
3: 0 votes (0%)
4: 0 votes (0%)
5 (high): 4 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 8

Usability (Quantity of Information)

How Usable is this web site? Please vote. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being hard to use and 5 being very easy to use.

Usability (Quantity of Information)
1 (low): 5 votes (62.5%)
2: 0 votes (0%)
3: 1 votes (12.5%)
4: 0 votes (0%)
5 (high): 2 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 8

Overall Rating

By adding up the ratings in each category, arrive at a number that gives an overall rating to this web site:

Overall Rating
5-9 points (poor): 6 votes (66.67%)
10-14 points (fair): 3 votes (33.33%)
15-19 points (good): 0 votes (0%)
20-25 points (excellent): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 9

Web Sites to Evaluate

Choose a website from the list below and use the criteria to the left to rate the site: