What are the CARRDSS and BASIC methods?


CARRDSS and BASIC are methods used to evaluate information.

CARRDSS Method to Evaluate Sources:

  • 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 scholarly?

BASIC is designed to evaluate websites for:

  • Content
  • Authority/Reliability
  • Bias/Purpose
  • Usability/Design

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  • Last Updated May 05, 2023
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