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The Research Process: Evaluate

A tutorial on doing research that gets the results you want.

Evaluating Information

The CRAAP test

Applying the CRAAP test:

Currency: When was the information published?

Relevancy: Is this material relevant to my research?

Authority: Who is writing and/or publishing this information?

Accuracy: Can I trust this information to be accurate? Are there factual errors?

Purpose: Why is this being published? To sell, inform, persuade, entertain?