How to evaluate information

Find out how to evaluate the quality of the information you have found.

The quality of information varies widely. You need to evaluate it carefully, to see whether it is reliable, accurate and suitable for your purpose.

Is the information you have found good enough to include in your assignment or research? Use these models to help you decide.

Rauru Whakarare Evaluation Framework

The Rauru Whakarare Evaluation Framework provides a kaupapa Māori-informed view of information evaluation.

The framework was created by Massey University colleagues Angela Feekery and Carla Jeffrey.

Go to the full Rauru Whakarare Evaluation Framework.

Rauru Whakarare Evaluation Framework

The CRAAP test

The SIFT test

  • Stop, Investigate the source, Find better coverage, Trace claims, quotes and media to the original context
  • Visit the SIFT site

Framework for information literacy for higher education