Evaluating Web Sources Evaluating News Sources
This video is created by the Seneca Libraries and it shows how to evaluate sources using the CRAAP Test (developed at CSU-Chico Mariam Library).
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FILTER BUBBLES result from personalized searches when a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about the user (such as location, past click-behavior and search history). As a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles. This term was coined by internet activist Eli Pariser in his book by the same name.
Info from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble
Be wary of Wikipedia for college level research:
- is a general encyclopedia, typically college assignments are looking for more than baseline info on a topic
- it is collaborative and anyone in the world can author it (it is difficult to check on their authority)
- content may be frequently changing (view edit history)
- articles probably do not meet the standards of scholarly materials
It can be useful for:
- following the references
- get some general information on a topic (especially if that topic is new)
Or be like Michael Scott...
Six questions that will tell you which news to trust | American Press Institute
1. Type: What kind of content is this?
2. Source: Who and what are the sources cited and why should I believe them?
3. Evidence: What’s the evidence and how was it vetted?
4. Interpretation: Is the main point of the piece proven by the evidence?
5 Completeness: What’s missing?
6. Knowledge: Am I learning every day what I need?