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SWK4200 Social Work Research I - Fall 2017 - Hart

SCRAP Checklist

Use the SCRAP Checklist to help determine if a resource is useful for college level writing.

1. Identify different types of information sources found online

A. The Politics of Race and Voter ID Laws in the States: The Return of Jim Crow? is an academic journal article.

B. Wisconsin Students Face Hour-Long Voting Lines, Voter ID Confusion is from a website.

C. The Stunning Reality of Voter Fraud is from a newspaper.

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2. Use SCRAP to compare information sources

A.  How did the article rate?  It should fall into the 12-15, excellent source for academic research score range.

B. How did the article rate?  It should fall into the 7-11, possibly useful for academic research score range.

C. How did the article rate?  It should fall into the 0-6, highly questionable resource score range.

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