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CRAAP Test Rumble Signage and Information Sources

  1. 1. “Help for Honeybees” News Article Scholastic News -- Edition 4. 9/21/2015, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p4-5. Author: Lindsay Lowe
  2. 2. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  3. 3. Personal Blog: The Hive Life Last Post: December 2015
  4. 4. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  5. 5. NewsELA Article: “New virus linked to collapse of bee colonies crucial for agriculture.” January 2014 Adapted from the newspaper the Los Angeles Times
  6. 6. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  7. 7. “The Bees Are Alright” Slate magazine (background on Slate magazine: Slate is an online liberal / progressive magazine that covers current affairs, politics and culture in the United States. It was created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley, initially under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN.)
  8. 8. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  9. 9. Encyclopedia article from the research database Research Starters in GALILEO Bees. By: Singer, Sanford S., Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, January, 2016
  10. 10. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  11. 11. National Public Radio (NPR) Blog Article from the NPR Blog “The Salt” About the NPR blog The Salt: With a pinch of skepticism and a dash of fun, The Salt covers food news from the farm to the plate and beyond. You can connect with senior editor and host Maria Godoy via our contact form or directly by email. You can also reach correspondent Allison Aubrey via email. “Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees”
  12. 12. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  13. 13. Podcast and Blog from the U.S. Government Accountability Office “Watchblog”About GAO’s WatchBlog https://blog.gao.gov/2016/03/15/bee-health-podcast/ About this Blog: GAO’s mission is to provide Congress with fact-based, nonpartisan information that can help improve federal government performance and ensure accountability for the benefit of the American people. GAO launched its WatchBlog in January, 2014, as part of its continuing effort to reach its audiences—Congress and the American people— where they are currently looking for information. The blog format allows GAO to provide a little more context about its work than it can offer on its other social media platforms. Posts will tie GAO work to current events and the news; show how GAO’s work is affecting agencies or legislation; highlight reports, testimonies, and issue areas where GAO does work; and provide information about GAO itself, among other things. Please send any feedback on GAO’s WatchBlog to blog@gao.gov. Podcast Episode: “Bee Health”
  14. 14. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  15. 15. Print Book The case of the vanishing honeybees : a scientific mystery Sandra Markle, 2014
  16. 16. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  17. 17. Journal article from the database Vocational and Career Collection through GALILEO Volk, Steve. "Buzzkill." Discover 38.2 (2017): 30-37. Vocational and Career Collection. Web. 19 Apr. 2017.
  18. 18. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  19. 19. Journal article that has been peer reviewed by expert researchers from the database MasterFILE Elite through GALILEO Watanabe, Myrna E. "Colony Collapse Disorder: Many Suspects, No Smoking Gun." BioScience 58.5 (2008): 384-88. MasterFILE Elite.
  20. 20. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  21. 21. Blog of an Online Newspaper The Washington Post “Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high”
  22. 22. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  23. 23. BeeInformed.org Blog that is part of a website https://beeinformed.org/2016/05/10/nations-beekeepers-lost-44-percent-of-bees- in-2015-16/ *note the printout has the blog post as well as the ABOUT information about the publishers of this website at the very end of the article on page 3.
  24. 24. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  25. 25. News article from the Los Angeles Times (newspaper online) “How the honeybee crisis is affecting California’s almond growers.”
  26. 26. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  27. 27. University of Florida IFAS Website Colony Collapse Disorder Resource Page http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/agr iculture/colony_collapse_disorder.shtml
  28. 28. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  29. 29. Endangered Bees Website http://depts.washington.edu/triolive/quest/2007 /TTQ07077/home.html
  30. 30. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  31. 31. An Article from a Reference Book (a science encyclopedia) published online in a research database (Opposing Viewpoints online) "Pollinators." Environmental Science: In Context. Ed. Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2009. 672-73. In Context Ser. Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
  32. 32. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  33. 33. A Google eBook Chapter Chapter 15: “Working with Beeswax” By William Dullus From the book ABC's of BeeKeeping Problems and Problem Beekeepers, 2008
  34. 34. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  35. 35. CNN Article, May 2012 by Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., Special to CNN *be sure to read the editor’s note at the beginning of the article* http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/11/tech/the-mysterious-case-of-the-disappearing-bees/index.html
  36. 36. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  37. 37. The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe By Loree Griffin Burns 2010
  38. 38. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!
  39. 39. Time magazine article “You Asked: Are the Honeybees Still Disappearing?” April 15, 2015 Author: Markham Heid http://time.com/3821467/bees-honeybees-environment/
  40. 40. Applying the CRAAP Test Information Source Criteria Currency: Timeliness of the Resource  Is the publication date recent, especially if the relevance of the source is important to the topic?  Is a copyright date provided? Relevance: The importance of the information for your research interest/question  Does this information source answer a question I have about my topic OR does it help develop a new question to pursue for my topic?  To what extent does this topic expand/broaden my understanding of my topic OR help me find a new aspect of the topic to explore? Authority: Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authored the information  Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source?  What makes this person or group qualified to publish this information OR what makes this person/group an expert on the topic?  What are the author’s credentials and/or organizational affiliations?  Is the author or group qualified to write on the topic?  Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address, or Twitter handle? Accuracy: The Reliability, Truthfulness, Objectiveness, and Correctness of the Content  Is the information supported by evidence/facts?  Can you verify any of the information in another information source?  Does the language and tone of the information source seem unbiased, objective, and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?  Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Purpose: The Reason The Information Exists  Does the author make his/her intentions or purpose for the information clear?  What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?  Is the information primarily facts, opinions, or propaganda? Remember that the website extension (.org, .edu, .com, .gov, etc.) is NOT a guarantee of credibility!

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