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Source Evaluation

A module for understanding how to evaluate sources, designed specifically for Logic & Critical Thinking (PHIL 2020)

What's this CRAAP?

So how does the CRAAP test work?

The CRAAP test is made up of five categories which each has a series of prompts to ask about your source. As you answer them, you learn about its credibility. The more credible, the better. And the better your source is, the better you will be able to analyze the arguments within.


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: the reason the information exists





Note: the CRAAP test was developed by librarians at CSU Chico.

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First up: Currency

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