UNST 236C - Interpreting the Past - Gilbert: The C.R.A.P. Test

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

The C.R.A.P. Test is one way to evaluate the quality and value of a resource especially scholarly books and articles. The quality of your final research project is related to the quality of your resources. Check out the C.R.A.P. Test handout!