The CRAAP Test and Evaluating Resources

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this chapter you will be able to:

  1. identify key components to evaluating information,
  2. apply the CRAAP test as an evaluation tool.

Introduction:

This chapter will outline some key concepts to consider when analyzing internet sources. This knowledge will help you do better research for assignments and in daily life.

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The importance of evaluating sources:

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Consider the source:

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Motivation & Bias:

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Check the evidence:

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Timeliness:

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The CRAAP/RADAR Test:

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What makes news “fake”?

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Conclusion: be a skeptic!

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Questions & credits:

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Further Questions?

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Niagara College Libraries + Learning Commons Information Skills Online Handbook by Jackie Chambers Page and Siscoe Boschman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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