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PSYC 190 -- Brain Challenge and Sports Performance: Degradation, Renewal, Enhancement (Atlanta)

Dr. Hillary Rodman, Fall 2022

The CRAAP Test

How do you know if a source that you find is research paper quality?

  • Try putting it through The CRAAP Method of Evaluating Information, a series of questions developed by librarians at California State University, Chico.

  • This test is designed to work for all information sources, including Web sites.

  • Click here to find the complete CRAAP Test pdf - (from Cal State Chico & Kenyon College) - 2 pages, guidelines + worksheet!

The acronym CRAAP stands for:

Currency: The timeliness of information.

Relevance: The importance of information for your needs.

Authority: The source of the information.

Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information content.

Purpose: The reason the information exists.