There is so much information in the world today that it is very important to evaluate it, whether it comes from a book, a journal, or the internet.
Your lecturers won't be happy if you use lots of sources, but they are poor in quality..
So how do we determine the quality of our sources?
Here is the CARP test. (Sometimes this is called the 'CRAP' test.)
4. Purpose / Point of view
(Source: CSU Division of Library Services. "INF406 Research Skills Guide: Topic 3: Evaluating Information." Last modified October 17, 2016. http://libguides.csu.edu.au/INF406/Using_the_CARP_test )
Note: If you would like to look at some more detailed information relating to critical questioning and the CARP test, click on the link below.
Want to exercise critical thinking skills? Ask these questions whenever you discuss or discover new information, (Produced by the Global Digital Citizen Foundation.)