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QUT C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites
Check the quality of your websites using these criteria (adapted from QUT Library):
Currency: Timeliness of the information
- When was the information published, posted or last updated?
- Is the information current for your topic and field of study? How recent does it have to be? Can older sources work just as well?
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
- Is the information appropriate for a senior secondary course?
- Is this an adequately in-depth examination or a quick summary of the topic?
- Who's the intended audience? Is it the general public, a student, a researcher or industry?
- Is the level of information too basic or too advanced for your needs?
Authority: Source of the information
- Is the author/authoring body (individual person, or institution, or organisation) established and reputable?
- Are their qualifications, credentials, expertise, experience, educational background and previous work (if any) relevant and do they add credibility to the source?
- Has the piece been published by a well-known and respected publisher or organisation?
- Do references to other sources support the writing ie is a Bibliography or Reference List provided?
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
- Where does the information come from, and is it supported by evidence?
- Does it have a Reference List or Bibliography so you can easily find and verify the sources used?
- Are there any spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?
Purpose: Reason the information exists
- What is the purpose of the information? Why was it written?
- Does the point of view appear objective, unbiased and impartial?
- Is the viewpoint of the author's affiliation/ sponsors reflected in the message or content?
- Does the author acknowledge alternative versions of the issues or facts?
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Politics and Society in Ancient Greece
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