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Evaluating Sources

“It has to be true, I read it on the Internet.” ~ Abraham Lincoln 1863

You do a web search and come across an article for your research. Next thing you know you’re reading about category six hurricanes and the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

In a world of information everywhere, how can you discern if the information you’ve found, is good information? With the abundance of media available, researchers are finding that the tools we have been using to evaluate information sources (i.e. the CRAAP method, ABCD method, etc.) are no longer effective. 

SIFT (originally named the “four moves”method) is easy to apply to any form of media.

Caulfield, M. (2019, June 19). Sift (the four moves). Hapgood