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The Research Process for Students: More information about evaluating and selecting credible information

A guide to the research process, designed to assist students at each stage of the journey.

Different strategies to evaluate online information

There are many different strategies to evaluate information that you find online. 

You may have heard of some of them; the most well known is the CRAP test, 

but there are several others that are regularly used also; 


SIFT - a better way to evaluate online information

This playlist features clear and succinct explanations of how to use the SIFT approach to critically analysing online information for credibility. Each video is 2-3 minutes long, and features many clever strategies to help you decide whether a source is credible and one you should use in your research

Questions a critical thinker asks