What are the similarities and differences between the CARRDSS and BASIC forms?
Both CARRDSS and BASIC are methods for evaluating sources you are thinking of using for your research projects.
C redibility: Who is the author? What are his/her credentials? Is he/she qualified to write on this topic?
A ccuracy: Can the information be verified? Is it grammatically correct? Are there any spelling errors?
R eliability: Does the source present a bias or particular point of view? Is the page associated with a reputable organization?
R elevance: Does the information support my hypothesis or answer my question?
D ate: when was this information created or last revised?
S ources: Are credible reliable sources used by the author?
S cope: Is the information comprehensive or too scholarly?
BASIC is designed to evaluate web sites for:
- Authority (credibility)
- Bias (purpose)
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