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PHE 250 Our Community Our Health: Evaluating Web Sites

Handout: The C.R.A.P. Test

C.R.A.P. is short for

C. Currency

R. Reliability

A. Authority

P. Purpose/Point of View

Applying the C.R.A.P. Test to a source, such as a book, article, or website,  is one way to evaluate the quality and value of it before you start writing your paper. The quality of your final research project is related to the quality of the sources you use. Check out this handout about the C.R.A.P. test.

Why Evaluate Web Sites?

When you're searching for information on the web, especially for an assignment, it's important to be able to know whether or not the information you're finding is good information. Use the C.R.A.P. test as a good way to help you make decisions about the quality of the informaton you find on the web. 

The C.R.A.P. Test in Action Video: Websites

This video demonstrates how you can use the C.R.A.P. test (Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of View) to evaluate websites.