The CRAAP Test

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CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test is a test to check the objective reliability of sources across academic disciplines. CRAAP is an acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.

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Category: Currency

The information is recently published or posted?

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Category: Currency

Has the information been revised or updated?

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Category: Currency

Is the information current or out-of-date for your topic?

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Category: Currency

Are the links functional?

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Category: Relevance

Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?

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Category: Relevance

Are you an intended audience?

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Category: Relevance

Is the information at an appropriate level?

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Category: Relevance

Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?

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Category: Relevance

Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

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Category: Authority

Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Do you think you can trust him/her?

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Category: Authority

Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?

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Category: Authority

What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations are given?

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Category: Authority

What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?

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Category: Authority

Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?

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Category: Authority

Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

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Category: Accuracy

Where does the information come from? Is it reliable sources or not?

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Category: Accuracy

Is the information supported by evidence?

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Category: Accuracy

Has the information been reviewed or refereed?

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Category: Accuracy

Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?

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Category: Accuracy

Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?

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Category: Accuracy

Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

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Category: Purpose

Is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?

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Category: Purpose

Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?

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Category: Purpose

Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?

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Category: Purpose

Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?

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Category: Purpose

Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

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The average score is 72%

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