Evaluating the Results

The goal of this WebQuest is to generate opinions about the disappearance of Edward V and Richard, Duke of York. Unlike traditional WebQuests, individual users will not be evaluated on their performance or outcomes. Instead, answers to the question “What happened to the Princes in the Tower?” will be collected. Responses will be analyzed using research methods, such as qualitative coding and affinity diagraming, to look for and categorize recurring themes and ideas.

There is no right or wrong answer and the Princes’ fates may never be known. At this time, there is no forensic analysis that can be performed and it is unlikely new evidence will be uncovered. However, by examining the known facts of this historical mystery and analyzing the possibilities with modern methods, we may able to get closer to the truth of what happened to the Princes in the Tower.