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Health Studies: Websites

Evaluating a Website

Is it C.R.A.A.P.?

 

Currency:

When was the information written or published?

Has it been updated?

Is it out of date for your topic?

Are the links functional?

 

Relevance:

Does the information answer your research question?

Who is the intended audience?

Is the information at an appropriate level?

 

Authority:

Is the author a person, company or organization?

Is the author an expert on the subject?

Is contact information included?

Does the URL reveal anything? 

 

Accuracy:

Is the information supported by evidence?

Can you verify the information?

Is it peer reviewed?

Does the language seem unbiased?

Are there spelling, grammatical or other typographical errors?

 

Purpose:

Is the purpose to inform / teach / sell / entertain / persuade?

Do the authors make their intentions clear?

Is the point of view objective?

 

General Health Statistics, Data, & Trends

Evidence Based Practice Resources

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