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Health Studies

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating your sources is an important step in the research process. There are a number of approaches for evaluating health-related information.

The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help researchers evaluate sources of information. It is a tool to help you think critically about the quality of health information.
 
Evaluation criteria includes:
  • Currency: The timeliness of the information.
  • Relevance: The depth and importance of the information.
  • Authority: The source of the information.
  • Accuracy: The reliability of the information.
  • Purpose: The possible bias in the information.

Resources

HLTH 102: Evaluating Health Information

Consult this presentation for tips on how to evaluate health information, particularly resources found on websites.