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”Vissa kan man lita på mer än andra” . En studie i gymnasieelevers källkritiska bedömningar
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
”Some you can trust more than others”. A study in high school students’ source critical evaluations (English)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this master thesis is to examine how high school students think when they independently are evaluating information for a school assignment. We examine what types of sources they use, and what their reasons are. Besides that we also examine what sorts of criteria they use when evaluating if a source is usable, and if there are any other factors that can have an influence for their choice of material. We have done a qualitative study with 23 students, where the students wrote down their answers in a questionnaire containing wide open questions. We have created our own tool for analysing the material by extracting the most general things in our chapter of earlier research, concerning the three questions which our study is based on. The result shows that the students trust literature and primary sources. Our students also make extensive use of the Internet, but they are sceptical of its trustworthiness. They trust sources of authority, and they make independent evaluations concerning the credibility by comparing sources with each other. The students use a great number of criteria when they are evaluating sources, which indicate that they examine their sources very thoroughly. We can also see a number of factors that can have an effect on the students when they are judging a source’s relevance. The result also shows that our students are really good at evaluating sources, and that training in critical thinking improves the students’ source critical consciousness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2007.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2007:23
Keywords [en]
informationskompetens, informationssökning, informationskällor, elever
Keywords [sv]
källkritik, kritiskt tänkande, informationsvärdering, kriterier
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18433Local ID: 2320/2080OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18433DiVA, id: diva2:1310349
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