Before using any information source, especially if it is something from the Internet, you need to make a careful evaluation of it to ensure that the information it contains is reliable and appropriate. One model used for evaluation purposes is called the “CRAAP Test.” This model suggests five characteristics (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose) which must be evaluated before you accept a source. The model can be found here: http://guides.library.duq.edu/ld.php?content_id=91… .
Review the submissions your peers made in Post 1. Choose one of your peer’s countries (a different one than you have used previously). Compile the same information for their country that they did but you must use totally different secondary sources than they used. Include the source information you used. In what ways does the information you found differ from the information they found?
South Africa is my classmates and Below are their sources:
exports and imports 2006-2014
exports and imports 2015
For one category of information where you differ, use the “CRAAP Test” to evaluate the sources. Based on that evaluation, suggest which source of information is more likely to be reliable and appropriate.
I have attached the South Africa Spread sheet and a blank one