Combining independent elements to form a cohesive whole
Critical analysis of sources
Comparing and contrasting what the authors have to say
Evaluating and interpreting information
Evaluation is one of the significant steps of the research process. If you are not evaluating the resources you will use in your paper very well, it will slow you down. You need sufficient well-evaluated resources to support your research thesis statement.
While searching for the resources you need, it is essential to remember there are five tips: currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose that will guide you through evaluating the resources you need critically. Please see the CRAAP chart below for an overview of the evaluation concept, and see the next sections of this guide that cover each tip in much more detail with an exercise at the end.
Please also keep in your mind these golden reminders when you start your evaluation process.
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The C.R.A.A.P. Test was created by Sarah Blakeslee (the University of California at Chico, Meriam Library). This content was based on her original text with some modifications.
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