Currency - Is it current enough for your topic?
Reliability - Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?
Authority - Who is the creator or author? What are their credentials?
Purpose/Point of View - Is this fact or opinion? How is it biased?
C-ontent balanced | Current
R-eliable | Relevant
A-uthoritative | Accurate | Appropriate
P-urpose/bias (advocate or inform)
P-oint of view (biased or balanced)
Opinion ---------> Facts & Data
Biased ----------> Objective
Outdated -------> Current
Anonymous ----> Expert
Off-topic -------> Relevant
Temporary ----> Re-searchable
|C = Current?||When published?|
|R = Reputation||R = Relevant?||Where was it published?
Worth your time? (Relevant & reputable?)
|A = Ability to See||A = Authoritative & Accurate?||Who are they? What makes them qualified?|
|V = Vested Interest||P = Purpose to Advocate or Inform?||What do they risk or gain? Why are they publishing?|
|E = Expertise|
N = Neutrality
|P = Point of View Balanced or Biased?||How biased are they?|
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