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MBA : Evaluating Sources

MBA Program - Master of Business Administration, with special thanks to Dr. Doris Van Kampen-Breit.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources of Information


Evaluating Information on Websites:

The most reliable websites are .gov, .net, .org, .edu, .ca, .us, .uk (or other country).

Use the following criteria when evaluating .com websites.

To determine if information found on the Internet is reliable and accurate, try the CAARP test:

  • Currency: The timeliness of the information. When was it published?
  • Authority: The source of the information. What are the credentials of the author?
  • Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information.
  • Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs.
  • Purpose: The reason the information exists. Is it to pursuade you to do something? Is the information bias? Are they trying to sell something? Are there ads on the page; is it a commercial website?