(To be sung to any tune you’d like)
C is for currency, what’s the date?
R is for relevance, how does it rate?
A is for authority, what’s the author up to?
Another A for accuracy, is it all true?
One more thing, before you’re through-
P for purpose, is this meant to negate?
The CRAAP test is a general evaluation tool that can be applied to almost any source you find at college and in your life. To learn more about the CRAAP test and the specific list of questions it provides for evaluating sources, please see this guide from the California State University, Chico.
In addition to the CRAAP test, there are a number of questions you can ask yourself to evaluate an experiment.
(No fun acronym for this...yet)
Is the sample representative?
Is it reliable and replicable?
Is the scenario/setting too artificial?
Other questions to ask