C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites
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The C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites
C - Currency
What is the date of publication?
Does it meet your needs or is the information outdated?
Are the links functional and updated?
R - Relevance
Does this meet the needs of your assignment?
Who is the intended audience?
Is this site appropriate for a research paper?
A - Authority
Who is responsible for the information?
Does the author of the site have the necessary credentials to speak to the subject?
A - Accuracy
Is the information accurate? Is there sufficient support for it?
What is the tone of the site … professional, scholarly, emotional, etc.?
Is the site free from grammatical typographical errors?
Is the information verifiable?
P - Purpose
What is the purpose of the website?
Is the information fact, opinion, or propaganda?