What is SPATSPAT is a research tested mnemonic tool for evaluating the reliability of a website's content.
The mnemonic stands for Site, Publisher, Audience, Timeliness.
SPAT has gone through extensive scientific testing. You will gain the tools and knowledge to assess website content and decide if what you are reading is correct and trustworthy. This website shows how to use the SPAT tool and offers you an opportunity to practice using it on a website offering information on childhood cancer.
Once you have learned how to use the tool, you are welcome to send us feedback through the contact form. Your contributions help us to further refine the SPAT process and improve the SPAT website.
Please download your own SPAT guide for use when evaluating websites. If you like, you can review questions people have asked.