"The raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study."
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"Accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience."
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Typically when we talk about evaluation, we are using the CRAP test. This can still be a helpful process, but it doesn't quite fit as well with media sources as it does with text ones. Since there are other considerations fo
SOURCE OF MEDIA
Gathered through your observations, the information provided with the file, and through additional research:
The TRAAP Test is modified from The CRAAP Test, created by Sarah Blakeslee and the librarians at California State University's Meriam Library in 2004.
The TRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.
The TRAAP test is shared from The Australian National University LibGuide on Evaluating Sources.
It has been shared here under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.
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