The internet can be a great place to start your research, with so much information surely you can’t go wrong? Many of us will admit to using Wikipedia (perhaps against the better judgement of our lecturers) as well as simply ‘googling’ our questions.
The problem with this is the reliability of information, but then how do you know what is reliable and what isn’t? And if you need a quick piece of information that is key to you completing your essay, how do you know it is right?
The Internet for Economics has been developed by the Economics Network and Intute and guides you through the different methods of searching the internet and analysing the reliability of your results. It’s a great place to begin your economics research.
Intute has also developed some interesting presentations that show how facts can differ on the internet. They are titled as being for A-level critical thinking students but they will be useful for anyone using the internet for research.