In your research you will come across many types of resources including books, articles and websites. You need to evaluate how appropriate these resources are for your research. This guide helps you look at your sources critically by asking the right questions.
Keep these questions "on your radar" to help evaluate any source of information:
How is the information that you have found relevant to your assignment?
Who is the author/creator of the work? It may be a person, publisher, or an educational or professional organization.
When was the information created? Is the publication date important to you?
What clues can you get about the accuracy of the source?
R: Reason for writing
Why was this information created?
Mandalios, J. (2013). RADAR: An approach for helping students evaluate Internet sources. Journal Of Information Science, 39, 470-478. doi:10.1177/0165551513478889
Links to alternative methods or "tests" to evaluate information: