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The C.R.A.P. Test - Evaluation Criteria

C.R.A.P. Test -- Evaluation Form

Evaluating Resources

Criteria to always keep in mind when evaluating information. These criteria can be applied to information both online and in print.

Author

Who wrote it? What are their credentials or affiliations?

Audience

Who is it written for? What kind of language is used?

Purpose/Intent

What is the purpose? To inform? Sell? Sway your opinion?

Bias

Is the information presented objectively?

Currency/Date

When was it published or written?

Relevance

How relevant is it to your topic?

Scope

Is the information either too specific or too general for your purposes?