Evaluating Information with the CRAAP Method
Information is literally at our fingertips. But finding good information can be a little trickier. By applying the CRAAP method when you evaluate sources, you will be able to differentiate between the good, the bad, and the ugly. CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Use the questions posed below on your sources to see if they stack up!
And remember, use the CRAAP Method on all information you come across!
Consider the importance of currency for the following sources:
How relevant would the following sources be for your paper?
Are the following authoritative sources?
Consider what these points might mean for a resource's accuracy:
Remember: information can have political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal bias. Is it fact, opinion, or propaganda?
What do you think the purpose of the following could be?