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Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Your Sources

CRAAP Method

C urrency
R elevance
A uthority
A ccuracy
P urpose

 

More information: 

https://libguides.cmich.edu/web_research/craap

RADAR Method

R ationale
A uthority
D ate
A ccuracy
R elevance

 

More information: 

https://libguides.lmu.edu/aboutRADAR 

SMELL Test

S ource
M otivation
E vidence
L ogic
L eft out

 

More information: 

https://leilehualibrary.weebly.com/smell-test.html

Questions to Ask About Your Sources

Who?

wrote it?

published it?

is cited?

What?

is it about?

connection does this have to your research question?

When?

was it written?

was it last edited?

Where?

does it take place?

can you access the full text?

Why?

was it written?

was it funded?

was it necessary?

How?

did they do their research?

present their findings?