Searching the web for information requires you to have skills in research and in evaluating websites. Below are some credible websites that you might find helpful. When doing your own research on the web, try using some of the evaluation tips given on this page.
Documentation: Is there adequate documentation for factual statements? Is the documentation reliable, verifiable from a second source? Is there enough information to cite this information in a paper (author, title, source, date)?
Content: Is the information current? When was the last time the page was updated? Does the page have good flow, indicating that some thought went into its design? Are there many spelling or grammatical errors that indicate hurried thought? Is it flashy, with little content?
Authority: Who produced this site – is it a credible source? Anyone can put up a website – be skeptical of the source. Is this document self‐published or does it carry the weight of a publisher or organization? What is the domain of the URL.
Persuasiveness: Is the document biased or slanted? Are there few or no logical errors such as appeal to authority, circular reasoning, etc? If you found this information in a printed source, would you trust it?
A manager's job can involve a number of tough decisions that could involve the future success of his/her employees and the company or business as a whole or in part. Having the right information and knowledge can make a manager's job a little easier when making these sometimes tough decisions. Below are selected web sites that might be useful as you study to be a manager or for those that are already managers.