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A CRAB: Source Evaluation

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Faith Carpenter

on 8 September 2014

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Transcript of A CRAB: Source Evaluation

Using A CRAB
Source Evaluation
Authority
Currency
Relevance

Accuracy
Is the information free of
errors and supported
by research?
How old is the information,
research or statistics?
Bias
What is the author's purpose or agenda (to persuade, inform, sell, entertain or educate)?

Is the information mostly facts or does it include opinion?
Is the source published by a reputable organization, university or
government agency?
Who is the author and what are the author's credentials?
A: Authority
C: Currency
R: Relevance
A: Accuracy
B: Bias

Is the information useful to you and your research?
Who is the intended audience?
How long ago was the source published?
Just because a source matches the keywords you searched, does not mean that it will necessarily be relevant to your research.
Crab. 2006. Photograph. Kona, HI. Flickr. By Cosmorama. Yahoo!, 12 May 2006. Web. 24 Oct. 2012.
How long ago was the research conducted?
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