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Information Research Skills Tutorials: 2A Getting started (the basics)

Evaluating information

2A. The Basics


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Why evaluate?
How to evaluate
TRAAP criteria to evaluate

Evaluation of information sources is an important aspect of university writing.

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • recognise the importance of evaluating information before using it for your university assignments,
  • identify some basic criteria to evaluate sources, and
  • apply these evaluation criteria to common information sources