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C.R.A.P Test for Website Evaluation Brandy S. Huffman.

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1 C.R.A.P Test for Website Evaluation Brandy S. Huffman

2 C - Currency  When was the page written or updated?  Is it current enough for your topic?

3 R - Reliability  What kind of information is included in the resource?  Is content presented primarily opinion or factual? Is it balanced?  Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

4 A - Authority  Who is the creator or author of the page? (If there is no specific author, what is the name of the organization responsible for the site? )  What credentials does the author have?  Who is the publisher or sponsor?  Are they reputable?  What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

5 P – Perspective/Point of View  Is this fact or opinion?  Is it biased?  Are there advertisements on the site? Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?  Based on the writing style and language used, who is the intended audience?

6 P – Perspective/Point of View  What is the domain extension & what does that tell you about the site? Common Domain Name Extensions:.gov — government agencies.edu — educational institutions.org — organizations, usually non-profit.com — commercial businesses, including companies that host personal websites and blogs.mil — the military.net — organizations related to the Internet itself, such as a local Internet Service Provider.uk — Sample domain for a country, in this case the United Kingdom

7 Don’t forget to check your sites for C.R.A.P.! Presentation adapted from information located at & Let’s evaluate this website: Dihydrogen Monoxide


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