Young people and the evaluation of information on the World Wide Web: Principles, practice and beliefs

Pickard, Alison, Shenton, Andrew and Johnson, Andrew (2014) Young people and the evaluation of information on the World Wide Web: Principles, practice and beliefs. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 46 (1). pp. 3-20. ISSN 0961-0006

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Abstract

A recurrent theme in LIS literature is the tendency of young people not to evaluate rigorously the information with which they come into contact. Although many information literacy models stress the need to take a critical approach, the reality of behaviour is often very different. Recent research conducted in an English high school has explored the importance that teenagers attach to ten particular evaluative criteria. 149 youngsters contributed data via an online questionnaire. Participants felt that information on the Web should be current/topical, free from spelling and grammatical errors and easily verifiable elsewhere but authorship was much less of a priority to them. The findings are likely to be of special relevance to information literacy teachers who are defining priorities for their own programmes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online first.
Subjects: P100 Information Services
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Alison Pickard
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 08:50
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 11:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12508

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