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Impact of duration of the search on trust judgment of Wikipedia articles

Hensel, Tabea (2012) Impact of duration of the search on trust judgment of Wikipedia articles.

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Abstract:In the past years, Wikipedia has developed to one of the most visited websites. Due to its open editing character credibility evaluation can be a challenge for many users. Therefore different models have tried to assess credibility evaluation. Research on another construct, namely attitude certainty has shown that it is influenced by perceived evaluation duration of either familiar or unfamiliar topics. This study investigates whether the duration of the search also influences the trust judgment of Wikipedia articles with either familiar or unfamiliar topics. In the experiment, participants were asked to perform an information seeking task and to rate their trust in the articles. Analysis reveals that the duration of the search does not have impact on the trust judgment, whereas familiarity does.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61602
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