TRAAP is an evaluation tool which can help you assess the credibility of a source. TRAAP is an acronym which stands for Timeframe, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. Each of these headings has a set of related questions that help you to decide whether the source is suitable for academic research.
The TRAAP questions are meant to serve as a guide rather than a checklist. The importance of each set of criteria will vary depending on your topic and the kind of evidence you are looking for.
Why do you trust it?
Watch a short tutorial describing how to evaluate sources using the TRAAP Test.