ELIS Purpose

In this video, we continue exploring the components that make up the C.R.A.P. Test. Purpose looks at why the resource/information was created. Do the creators make their purpose known? Is the information fact, opinion, or propaganda? Is the information objective and impartial? This is the seventh video in the Everyday Life Information Seeking Series.

The Purpose of Information video for the ELIS series

Link to the transcript for this video.


Use the comment section to consider the following questions and apply them to your own information community or information need.

  1. What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
  2. Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  3. Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
  4. Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  5. Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

Once you are finished with this post, feel free to continue to the next post which wraps up the ELIS series, the Conclusion which can be found here.

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