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Research Skills: Step-By-Step: Evaluate

This guide will help you to develop your research skills and better understand the research process.

Evaluating Information

  • When doing research, it is important to find information that is reliable, accurate, and appropriate for your assessment.
  • In all cases, you should evaluate and fact check the information before you use it in your assessment. 

Knowing how to evaluate information can help you with your assessments as well as bigger life decisions.  You can make informed decisions about further study, a new car purchase, financial aid, jobs, your health, and more.

Using the SIFT method

Source: Vanderbilt Libraries Teaching and Learning. (2023, February 28). Using SIFT to evaluate sources for credibility tutorial [Video]. YouTube.

Assessing Web Resources

Source:1LionTV. (2011, April 12). Assessing online resources [Video]. YouTube 

The CRAAP Test

Source: University of South Australia. (2017, October 23). Study help: Evaluating information [Video]. YouTube.