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HON 4960 Metaliteracy & Research for Modern Scholars: Information Evaluation

Concepts

  • How is your use of the web an active rather than passive experience?
  • Do you see yourself as more of a 'content creator' or a 'content consumer'?
  • Does the ability to crowdsource increase trust or decrease trust in the information?
  • How much information do you take at face value?
  • What 'triggers' or 'red flags' might cause you to look closer?
  • What criteria do you use to evaluate information? 
  • Is there a difference depending on the medium (website, research journal, news item, cereal box, etc.)?

Required Materials

Supplemental Materials