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Källkritik hos gymnasieelever på yrkesförberedande program
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this bachelors’ thesis is to add knowledge regarding what strategies students in vocational schools use when assessing information found on the Internet, and their own view of their capabilities regarding this. I also intend to add further to the discussion regarding these students’ usage of libraries available to them. I examined what sources they use, and what criteria students use to pick, or avoid, certain sources. I also examined how they rated their own assessment of information found on the Internet. I conducted a quantitative study spanning three schools, with altogether 42 answers to my poll where most of the questions were multiple choice ones, and a few open questions. After this I analyzed the answers acquired by finding patterns in the students’ answers. The result shows that the participating students have a certain capability when it comes to assessing the value of sources, while their own judgment of their capabilities showed they thought they had shown quite the prowess in assessing information. The participating students preferred search engines when searching for information. The main strategies for judging what source to use were to examine which sources fit the assignment or contained information that they judged unreasonable. They also looked at several sources to compare information between them. They looked more at the sites’ appearance, than the texts’ author.

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2017. , p. 48
Keywords [sv]
Källkritik, gymnasieelever, yrkesförberedande program, strategier, skolbibliotek
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13273OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-13273DiVA, id: diva2:1168611
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Library and Information Science
Available from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-12-21 Last updated: 2017-12-21Bibliographically approved

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