Before using information found on a web page for your research project, consider the following criteria to evaluate its credibility.
You may have a higher quality Web page that could be of value to your research:
This is a collection of links to the Web sites of trade associations, industry groups, and non-profit organizations. Sites have been included on our list without regard for appearance, quality of presentation, depth of information, or ease of use. While many of theses sites are very well done, you will find some sites that have obviously been included simply because they provide a toll free phone number or an e-mail address that will allow you to contact them for more information.
A full service national trade association with a nationwide network of exceptional chapters, AGC represents nearly 30,000 leading firms in the industry - including general contractors, specialty contractors and service providers and suppliers. AGC members play a powerful role in sustaining economic growth, in addition to producing structures that add to productivity and the nation's quality of life. AGC is truly the "voice and choice" of the construction industry.
|Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.|
Who - ►Authority?
Who is the author?
Are they an expert in this field?
Is a biography of the author included?
Does the author list references?
What - ►Reliability?
Is the information supported by evidence?
Can you find this information by other sources?
When? - ►Currency?
How recently was the information published?
Is this site updated and how often?
Where does the information come from?
Is it a reputable site- .org .edu .gov?
Where can I find out more about the sponsors?
Why? - ►Purpose/ Point of View?
Why was it written?
Is there a bias to try to sway opinion?
Is the author selling something?