One of the most popular evaluative tools is the CRAAP test, which encourages the reader to consider information's
The Detecting CRAAP Research Toolkit workshop, available online and as a Pilot module, provides an in-depth explanation of and opportunity to practice the CRAAP evaluative test.
You might encounter a claim that hasn't already been addressed by a fact-checking site. When this happens, consider these strategies to evaluate the information.
Kovach and Rosenstiel encourage the use of "The Way of Skeptical Knowing." Ask yourself the questions:
Aveyard, Sharp, and Wooliams offer a distinction between critical thinking and critical appraisal. Apply the questions from the critical appraisal approach when you are evaluating information to facilitate critical thinking.
Adopting a questioning approach and thoughtful attitude to what you think, see, or hear, rather than accepting things at face value.
Consider the strengths and limitations of the evidence you see and hear, depending on the type of evidence you have. Ask: