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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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Matthews, Paul – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study looked at the effect of community peripheral cues (specifically voting score and answerer's reputation) on the user's credibility rating of answers. Method: Students in technology and philosophy were asked to assess the credibility of answers to questions posted on a social question-answering platform. Through the use of a…
Descriptors: Credibility, Heuristics, College Students, Computer Science Education
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The present paper argues that adequate self-perceptions of academic ability are essential for students' realization of their intellectual potential, thereby fostering learning of complex skills, e.g., information-seeking skills. Thus, academic self-concept should moderate the relationship between intelligence and information…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Academic Ability, Self Concept, Information Literacy