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Evaluating web pages

The internet contains a large number of resources that are inaccurate or incorrect.

Although misinformation is not always intentional, some pages are designed to purposefully mislead and it is important to think about what you are reading. Anyone can put anything onto the web.

It is essential that you critically evaluate any resources that you use from the web. Using the CRAAP method, consider the following: 

  • Currency - when was the information published, posted or updated?
  • Relevance - who is the intended readership?
  • Authority - who is the author/source?
  • Accuracy - is the information supported by clear evidence?
  • Purpose - what's the purpose of the information?


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