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List, Alexandra; Alexander, Patricia A.; Stephens, Lori A. – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
Three indicators of undergraduate students' (n = 197) source evaluation were investigated as students completed an academic task requiring the use of multiple texts. The source evaluation metrics examined were students' (1) accessing of document information, (2) trustworthiness ratings, and (3) citation in written responses. All three indicators…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Evaluation Methods, Information Sources, Credibility
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List, Alexandra; Grossnickle, Emily M.; Alexander, Patricia A. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
To complete any academic tasks using information from the Internet, undergraduate students first have to select the appropriate sources. However, the types of justifications that undergraduates provide for source selection and how these justifications may be impacted by task characteristics have been underexamined. This study explored…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Sources, Information Seeking, Evaluation Criteria
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List, Alexandra; Grossnickle, Emily M.; Alexander, Patricia A. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The present study examined undergraduate students' multiple source use in response to two different types of academic questions, one discrete and one open-ended. Participants (N = 240) responded to two questions using a library of eight digital sources, varying in source type (e.g., newspaper article) and reliability (e.g., authors' credentials).…
Descriptors: Profiles, Questioning Techniques, Information Sources, Undergraduate Students