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Research101: Search Techniques


Keywords, Operators & Filters

Citation Pearl Growing

Evaluate Information

CRAP Test - Evaluating websites

Block Building

Citation Searching

Content Analysis

Critically evaluate the materials retrieved for quality and relevance

Assess its value – is this content of good quality?
Evaluation criteria

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Objectivity
  • Currency
  • Coverage

Assess its relevance – is the content useful for your research?

  • Does it provide definitions and classifications?
  • Does it identify relevant variables?
  • Does it identify methodologies, experiments and data collection techniques used in related studies?
  • Does it identify theoretical frameworks?

Organising Content