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Evaluating the Credibility of Resources

Fundamentals of Evaluation

Determining Credibility

When you select research Resources to use in your class project, you must make sure that they are credible for your purpose; you can Evaluate the credibility of the Resource using one of several popular techniques. These Evaluation techniques use acronyms that represent facets of the character of the resource to be evaluated, such as:

Relevancy; Accuracy or Verifiability; Authority; Date, Timeliness, or Currency; Purpose or Rationale; Objectivity, Point-of-View, or Bias; and Coverage or Scope.