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Education Research Step-by-Step

An online guide designed to help teacher education students do research in the Spring Hill College libraries.

Why evaluate?

Knowing how to evaluate information can help you with research assignments as well as bigger life decisions

Knowing how to find relevant and accurate information can help you make informed decisions about graduate school, a new car purchase, financial aid, jobs, your health, and more.

Evaluating websites

A checklist for evaluating websites.

Evaluating information

When doing research, it is important to find information that is reliable, accurate, and appropriate for your assignment. Some assignments may require you to use or limit certain sources such as:

In all cases, you should evaluate the information before you use it in your assignments.

Evaluating sources with the CRAAP Method

Used with permission from Johnson & Wales University, Denver.