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Evaluating Sources. What information can I trust when conducting research?. Why can’t we trust everything on the internet?. When doing research you should never just click on the first thing that pops up when you hit search. What are some reasons this is not a good idea?. Put it to the test!.

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Evaluating sources

Evaluating Sources

What information can I trust when conducting research?

Why can t we trust everything on the internet
Why can’t we trust everything on the internet?

  • When doing research you should never just click on the first thing that pops up when you hit search.

  • What are some reasons this is not a good idea?

Put it to the test
Put it to the test!

  • The C.A.R.P. test is a way to evaluate a source based on the following criteria:

    • Currency

    • Authority

    • Reliability and

    • Purpose/Point of View. 


  • How recent is the information?

  • How recently has the website been updated?

  • Is it current enough for your topic?


  • Who is the creator or author?

  • What are the credentials?

  • Who is the published or sponsor?

  • Are they reputable?

  • What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

  • Are there advertisements on the website?


  • What kind of information is included in the resource?

  • Is content of the resource primarily opinion?  Is it balanced?

  • Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

Purpose point of view
Purpose/Point of View

  • Is this fact or opinion?

  • Is it biased?

  • Is the creator/author trying to sell you something

Let s try it read the paragraph and put it to the c a r p test
Let’s Try it! Read the paragraph and put it to the C.A.R.P. test.

  • Article 1: Are Chris Brown and Rihanna Broken Up? By Courtney Hazlett, msnbc.com

  • Are Chris Brown and Rihanna broken up, or aren't they? At issue are a flurry of text messages that reportedly were exchanged between the two after Brown was photographed in a West Hollywood tattoo parlor with Girlicious singer Natalie Meji on April 13. “When Ri saw the pictures, she sent Chris a text message, and Chris said, ‘It’s none of your business,’ ” reported Us Weekly. Brown’s rep denies that the two are dating, and told People magazine that the singer was at the parlor with “a woman named Dean,” but Mejia seems to think differently. “Things are going well between us. ... (Brown) has treated me like a gentleman at all times,” she told RadarOnline.com on April 13. Brown and Rihanna have yet to confirm that they’ve parted ways. Rihanna recently announced she will give her first live performance since the alleged assault with a May 28 concert in Dubai.

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  • Article 2: Rihanna Dumps Chris Brown. by Dan Wooton, www.newsoftheworld.co.uk

  • DEVASTATED RIHANNA has finally seen sense and DUMPED her Good Boy Turned Bad, CHRIS BROWN. The faithful Umbrella singer initially wanted to stand by the disgraced R&B star after he allegedly attacked her before the Grammys in LA last Sunday. The chart-topper went into hiding after suffering a bloody nose, swollen lip and facial bruising, as Chris was arrested. My source explained: "Rihanna really did think that Chris was the love of her life. But when everyone started to question their relationship, she burst into tears and reluctantly agreed that they were right. She just can't believe it's ended this way." But after hearing that Rih, 20, won't be taking him back, I hear cruel Chris, 19, has started a whispering campaign to discredit his ex-girlfriend. Sounds like the pathetic actions of a desperate man, Chris. Just leave her alone

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  • Article 3: Why Did Rihanna Break Up With Chris Brown? From WikiAnswers; Theories as to why Rihanna and Chris broke up

    No one knows if they really broke up. All i know is that they got into a fight causing Chris to get arrested and Rihanna, beat up. Apparently it was because rihanna thought chris browns car keys outside the window-Rihanna cheated on Chris Brown, to make a long story short. They got into a fight over it, she threw his keys out the window and they started to throw punches. They broke up because they got in a fight because chris was flirting with leonalewis

    They broke up because CHRIS BROWN got a text message from PARIS HILTON and he didn't want to show RHIANNA the txt message They break up because Rihanna caught him with Jordan Sparks and that is what her new song "take a bow" is about! The guy in the music video even looks like chris1 check it out on yahoo music videos! CHRIS has to go back to court on march 5th and if he's guilty he's in jail for up to 3 years. rihannawas jealous because Chris was talking to other girls about future songs that they might do together, she wants all his attention on her and she just can't stand when he talks to other people but her. meanwhile he doesn't say anything when she talks to other guys. she has a REALLY BIG PROBLEM

Which one passes
Which one passes?

  • Which article passed the C.A.R.P. test?

  • Why does that one pass and not the others?

  • Now let’s try some websites!