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EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education: Evaluating Articles

CRAAP test

Evaluating Information:

Did you find a good resource, or are you just reading crap?  Use the CRAAP test as a checklist to help you evaluate your research material. Click here to view a list of questions that cover each of the five areas in the CRAAP test.

Currency: The timeliness of the information.

Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.

Authority: The source of the information.

Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content.

Purpose/Objectivity: The presence of bias or prejudice/The reason the information exists.

The CRAAP test was developed by Meriam Library, California State University, Chico