Hlth 121 audio presentation pt 3

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C.R.A.P. :

C.R.A.P. Apply the C.R.A.P. test to evaluate websites. Currency : Is the information too old to be useful? Reliability : Is the information fact or opinion? Is the information backed up with references? Authority : Is the author identified and qualified? Point of View : What is the purpose of the website? Sales, informational or educational?


C.R.A.P. Currency – Is the information up to date? Is it important for information to be up to date in all types of research? Why? http:// chemistry.about.com/od/medicalhealth/a/anabolicsteroid.htm http://nccam.nih.gov/health/sleep/ataglance.htm


Scroll and search the page until you find the date of the page, most likely at the bottom of the page:

C.R.A.P. :

C.R.A.P. Reliable – is the information reliable? http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-st-johns-wort.html http://nccam.nih.gov/health/stjohnswort/sjw-and-depression.htm

Scroll down to find the references or bibliography for the article.:

Scroll down to find the references or bibliography for the article.

C.R.A.P. :

C.R.A.P. Is the information giver authoritative? http://www.helpguide.org http://www.drclark.net/


Click on “About us” and go to the page with author information.


C.R.A.P. Point of view: Is the information biased in anyway? https://www.faceyourbackpain.com/ http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Caregiver/Resources/WhatisCardiovascularDisease/What-is-Cardiovascular-Disease_UCM_301852_Article.jsp#


This website owner wants the reader’s personal information but does not provide any information about its organization (no “About Us”).

C R A P:

C R A P Please remember to assess information on the internet for: Currency – is it up to date? Reliability – Can the author back up his claims with research? Authority – Is the author qualified to speak on the subject? Point of View – Does the author have a reliable point of view?

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