Welcome - Introduction - Finding Experts - Validating Experts - Hints & Tips - Conclusion
As you can tell, most experts selected by Scientific American tend to be professors from well known universities. As a result, you can feel relatively comfortable that this site is a valid source of information. However, as you may know, information provided over the Internet is not always accurate.
Many people do not realize that there is no organization which monitors, reviews or blocks people from posting information on the Internet. Anyone can purport to be an expert and set up a web site advertising his/her services. For example, you wouldn't trust the advice of a car salesman promoting a certain car who also happens to be an employee of the same company.
Just like information from the TV, newspaper, etc., it is always important to check the sources. Here are some tips to determine the validity of a site and the information it contains: