Appraise this, appraise that : everyday Wikipedia credibility assessments of high school students and university students

Jägersberg, Knut (2011) Appraise this, appraise that : everyday Wikipedia credibility assessments of high school students and university students.

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Abstract:This study explored what features of Wikipedia articles are relevant for the credibility ratings of high school students. The think aloud method is applied to audio-record participant’s credibility assessments while they are looking at Wikipedia articles according to the think aloud method. We controlled the quality of the articles and the familiarity of the participants with the topics of the articles. We looked for influences on credibility assessments explainable through demographic factors of the participants by comparing the results of the current sample of high school students with the results of a sample of students taken by Lucassen & Schraagen (2010). We found that the three most important features for high school students are text, pictures and appearance of the articles. It is also shown, that the credibility ratings differ between these two demographic groups in general and specifically with regards to the importance of references. This is hypothesized to be caused by educational and cognitive developmental differences, which have systematic influence on credibility judgment processes
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:GW: Behavioural Sciences
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59953
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