Q. What is the CARRDSS method?


CARRDSS is an acronym used to help remember important steps in the process of evaluating 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 too scholarly?

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  • Last Updated Feb 25, 2019
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