Debating Credibility: The Shaping of Information Literacies in Upper Secondary School
2011 (English)In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 67, no 4, 675-694 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Purpose - The article concerns information literacies in an environment characterised by the two partly competing and contradictory cultures of print and digital. The aim is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which students assess the credibility of sources they use in school, with a particular interest in how they treat participatory genres.
Design/methodology/approach - An ethnographic study of a school class’s project work was conducted through observations, interviews, and log books in blog form. The analysis was influenced by a socio-cultural perspective.
Findings - The study provides increased empirically based understanding of students’ information literacy practices. Four non-exclusive approaches to credibility stemming from control, balance, commitment, and multiplicity were identified.
Originality/value - The study adds to the understanding of how credibility is assessed in school environments with a particular focus on how digital and participatory genres are treated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald , 2011. Vol. 67, no 4, 675-694 p.
credibility, information literacy, socio-cultural perspective, participatory media, students, upper secondary school, Informationskompetens
Research subject Library and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3134Local ID: 2320/8351OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-3134DiVA: diva2:871230
Swedish Research Council, dnr 2007-33992015-11-132015-11-13