RADCAB


The online world of information is often devoid of the checks and balances of print media.

Print media have editors and publishers who check for clarity, accuracy and bias in the writing.

On the internet, the job of editing often falls on the user who must do his or her own scrutinizing of the information and determination of its value.

Relevancy

Is the information relevant to the question at hand?

Am I on the right track?


Appropriateness

Is the information suitable for my age and core values?

Will it help me answer my question?


Detail

How much information do I need?

Is the depth of coverage adequate?

Currency

When was the information published or last updated?

Authority

Who is the author of the information?

What are his or her qualifications?

Bias

Why was this information written?

Was it written to inform me, persuade me, or sell me something?

Source:

Christensson, Karen RADCAB: your vehicle for information evaluation Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 2006