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ERIC Number: EJ888064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Inquiry Evaluation
Abilock, Debbie
Knowledge Quest, v38 n3 p34-45 Jan-Feb 2010
In an academic setting, sources of information that can help the author answer a question or make sense of a problem are judged on competence and trustworthiness. As she locates a written text, an image, or a person, and "interrogate" it, the author is working through a series of judgment calls that end in a summative assessment of credibility. That final, overall assessment is an iterative process and is based on three factors: (1) definition of credibility; (2) specific attributes of the source; and (3) application of rules of thumb that have worked in the past to identify credible information. In this article, the author discusses how to evaluate the trustworthiness of information and how to teach evaluation as inquiry. (Contains 7 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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