Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment
Determine the Quality of Information
As mentioned previously, at the end of this course, you will create an “Annotated Bibliography” Final Paper on a topic within your major field of study. This week, you will begin to evaluate websites related to your research question. The websites you evaluate may be used in your Final Paper in Week Five. First, watch the video below to understand the process.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose (CRAAP) Test is and how to effectively search for information online, it is time to apply this method to the evaluation of web sources. In this assignment, you are tasked with locating three websites that will help you answer your research question. Two of these websites must pass all five criteria of the CRAAP Test.
Using the Determine the Quality of Information Worksheet, you will apply the elements of the CRAAP test to your chosen websites. You are expected to provide a brief evaluation of how each website met or did not meet the requirements of the CRAAP Test, as directed in the worksheet. You will also reflect on the differences you found between the two websites that passed the CRAAP Test and the one that did not. Download the worksheet to your computer and save it in an easy to find location. You will then complete the worksheet based on your research and evaluation of websites, saving your final work.
View this Determine the Quality of Information Worksheet (Example) to guide you as you complete this assignment.
Once you have completed the Determine the Quality of Information Worksheet, submit the completed worksheet through the Assignment Submission button in the online classroom.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.