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Economics

Evaluating Internet Sources

C.R.A.A.P Test.

Currency

  • When was the information published or posted?

​​Relevance

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question and who is the intended audience? 

Authority

  • What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic? Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? For example: .edu (educational), .gov (government)?

Accuracy

  • Is the information supported by evidence and has the information been reviewed or refereed?

Purpose

  • What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?

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