Evaluating Sources of Information
We encounter information on a daily basis whether we are reading exercise recommendations a friend shared on Facebook or evaluating a journal article to use in practice, to update a policy, etc. How do we know that the information we read, share and/or cite is trustworthy and accurate? Acquire the tools to help you judge if a resource is credible, relevant and authoritative.
- Provides an overview of critical appraisal and fact checking techniques
- Illustrates using the CRAAP tool to evaluate online resources
- Illustrates using critical appraisal checklists to evaluate original research and synthesis
- Understand the importance of evaluating information sources before sharing or citing
- Select the appropriate evaluation tool according to information source
- Identify inaccuracies and other red flags in the information you find
Recommended for: Staff, physicians and/or researchers engaged in sharing and/or reviewing information for use in practice or in the creation of knowledge resources (guidelines, policies, pamphlets, original research).
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