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Introduction to Psychology: Critical Evaluation of Information Sources

This guide is a click-through tutorial on ways to evaluate information sources based on their reliability and potential bias.


This guide will walk you through a series of important considerations for selecting information resources that are likely to be reliable and with a minimum of bias. It will cover:

  • The ways we encounter information in our every day lives
  • Pre-evaluation scan (a.k.a. lateral reading)
  • Applying the CRAAP Test
  • Peer review (a.k.a. scholarly journal articles)


Use the "Next:" button at the bottom right corner of each page to go through the tutorial step-by-step.

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