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INSEARCH SBCY001 - Biocomplexity : Evaluating Information

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Evaluating Information

To use information in your assignment, you’d have to decide whether or not that information is good quality and relevant to you. How do you decide or evaluate the journal article you have? Use C.R.A.P Test.

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Purpose

C.R.A.P Test is a structure you can use to evaluate whether or not your journal article is useful to you. It answers questions like:

  • How recent or updated is the information?
  • Is the content related to your topic?
  • Who wrote the paper? Should I trust them? Are they professionals in the topic I am researching?
  • What is the purpose of this information?

Use this template to help you evaluate your journal article.