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UNST 167C - What are Great Books - Fisher: The C.R.A.P. Test

The C.R.A.P. Test in action: Websites

This 5-minute video demonstrates using the C.R.A.P. test (Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of view) to evaluate websites on the topic of performance enhancing drugs in sports.

The C.R.A.P. Test in action: Articles

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 is one way to evaluate the quality and value of a source (book, article, website, etc.) before you start writing. The quality of your final research project is related to the quality of the sources you use. Check out this useful handout on how to use the C.R.A.P. test for evaluating sources.