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Evaluation tools can help guide you in thinking critically about your information sources. Are the sources you have gathered relevant, appropriate, and authoritative? The evaluation tools can also help you articulate what are sometimes instinctive decisions.
Rauru Whakarare is a kaupapa Māori framework based on five strands woven together with whakapapa at the centre. This framework was developed by Massey University staff and is useful for evaluating all types of information including academic and non-academic sources, online and print material. The five strands are:
Use the acronym BADURL to assess online sources:
B ... Bias
A ... Authority
D ... Date
U ... URL
R ... Relevance
L ... Links
The CRAPP Test is designed for assessing online information for academic purposes. The tutorial is quick and informative.
Purpose/Point of view
Another quick tutorial to develop your evaluation skills. The SIFT approach is particularly useful for assessing media sources online.
Investigate the Source
Find Better Coverage
Trace Claims, Quotes and Media to the Original Context