Källkritisk medvetenhet: En kvalitativ studie om källkritiska kunskaper hos elva mediestudenter på Linnéuniversitetet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This qualitative study aims to look at how the knowledge and awareness regarding source criticism is seen amongst media students attending their first year at Linnaeus University. Our theoretical base includes to explain what source criticism is, about media literacy, the power media has in the Swedish society, the effects that media can create, and the effects of internet. This study consists of eleven interviews where knowledge and awareness regarding source criticism are in focus. Our interviewees have contributed with diverse reasoning and thoughts, which will be presented closer in this study. A central part of this study also contains questions about the reasoning of the eleven media students regarding source criticism in relation to their career choice and position in society.Our result shows that the knowledge and awareness regarding source criticism amongst the eleven students are high, however they also express that this might not be the case amongst the population in general. All interviewees testify that source criticism is a subject that affects and that it is a high possibility it does not get the attention it deserves.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 45 p.
Source citicism, Media, Media-Effects, Media Literacy, Interviews, Qualitative research
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53421OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53421DiVA: diva2:936068
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
International Communication Programme, 180 credits
2016-06-01, Linnéuniversitetet, Kalmar Nyckel, Kalmar, 13:00 (Swedish)
Severson, Pernilla, Universitetslektor
Forsberg, Anette, Universitetslektor