Evaluating Sources of Information

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  • 1. With C.A.R.RThanks to the teachers at Discovery College, Hong Kong for the ideas on these slides
  • 2. Key QuestionsHow old is the information and is this important? What Are We Looking For? •Dates the information was written •Has the information been revised or updated? When?
  • 3. Key QuestionsWho is responsible for presenting the information? What Are We Looking For? •Who has written the information and can we check their qualifications •Is the author stating fact or opinion? •Is the information from an expert in this field?
  • 4. Key QuestionsIs the information accurate? Can it be proven and verified? What Are We Looking For? •Is the information correct? •Is the source trustworthy? How do we know? •Can we check the information through links, footnotes or bibliography? •What kind of site does the information come from?
  • 5. Key QuestionsIs the information relevant to what I want to find out? What Are We Looking For? •Is it connected to my questions? •Is it linked to my prior knowledge on the topic? •Is it easy for me to read and understand? •Will this information be useful?
  • 6. Before trusting a source always check for:Currency Authority Reliability Relevancy
  • 7. C A R R CARR Currency Authority Reliability Relevance How old is this Who is responsible Is the information Is the information Total information and is for presenting the precise? Can it be relevant to what I score it important? information? proven or want to find out? Dates? Updated? Expert? verified? Connections to my Is it correct? questions? CemeteryHK Museum of History