Whether you're buying a car, making medical decisions or casting your vote for a political candidate, you need to be able to discern fact from fiction, choose the most reliable data, and determine whether it's relevant to your needs. Use this guide to help you write your research paper, then take the skills you learn and apply them to your everyday life.
Before you use or rely on information provided by a source, apply the CRAAP Test by asking the following questions:
Not sure if your news source is reliable? Credible information can be hard to find.
This video will help you find credible information by teaching you to critically evaluate information sources using five criteria: authority, accuracy, currency, relevance, and objectivity.
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