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Evaluating Sources: Evaluation Memenomics

Find out who is providing the content and why. Get information from different sources. Be skeptical.

Check Information with RADAR

R is for RATIONALE: the reason it exists.  This will also let you know what the content BIAS is.

A is for AUTHORITY: is the author an EXPERT? Who says?

D is for DATE: is it CURRENT information? Some theories change within days.

A is for ACCURACY of information: is the information you are receiving COMPLETE and IN CONTEXT, or cherry-picked and deceiving?

R is for RELEVANT: if it isn't useful for your goal, don't waste your time by reading.

If information doesn't pass a RADAR test, it is probably not worth your time.  


C.R.A.A.P.P. Test - Using humor to make learning stick.

C - urrent 
R - elevant 
- uthoritative
P- urpose - why published?
P- oint of view  - one-sided or objective?

Review of popular source evaluation acronyms RADAR RAVEN CRAAPP by Val Magno

RADAR replaces CRAAPP test

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