Information evaluation and the individual's cognitive state: Some insights from a study of British teenaged users

Shenton, Andrew, Pickard, Alison and Johnson, Andrew (2014) Information evaluation and the individual's cognitive state: Some insights from a study of British teenaged users. IFLA Journal, 40 (4). pp. 307-316. ISSN 0340-0352

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0340035214551708

Abstract

This paper explores, on the basis of their cognitive states, the likely inclinations of a group of young people in England with regard to evaluating Web-based information. The work draws on data submitted via an online questionnaire by 82 16–18 year-olds. Frequency counts were generated and each participant received a ‘trust disposition’ score according to their questionnaire responses. The results present a mixed picture in terms of the probable tendencies of young people to evaluate information. The participants’ data in relation to some of the issues addressed in the questionnaire suggest that they may be inclined to accept much of what they see without challenging it, although few of their overall trust disposition scores are significantly high.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: information behaviour, information evaluation, Internet trust, quantitative research, young people
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 09:25
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 14:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21097

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