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SOCI 321: Data

Research Methods

Evaluating Resources: CRAAP Test

Go beyond evaluating the webiste URL ending by using this checklist of criteria.

Endings Can Indicate Reliability

Sometimes, you can judge how reliable website information is by noting the URL ending.

.GOV - refers to a government website. Highly reliable.

.EDU - often refers to a reliable educational website.

.ORG - implies a non-profit ORGanization. Approach with skepticism.

.COM - stands for "Commerce" and is used for business. Approach with skepticism.

For Finding Data/Statistics