In this slide, it explains the reason why the information came from authoritative sources but still not trustworthy. The possible reason could be (1) the way information is produced, (2)carelessness or loaded with secret intentions, (3) in favour of their hidden goal, (4)not spending enough time, (5) limited topic vocabulary, (6) limited by technical barriers, (7)information that fits with your knowledge & beliefs, and (8) from a source that you think is trustworthy.
In this video, a year 3 LLB student who is preparing a term paper with a substantial research component regularly consults his supervisor. In a recent meeting, the supervisor queries why two pieces of information were cited in his draft.
One piece of information is from a local real estate agent’s website summarizing the legal provision for the Hong Kong deed of mutual covenant agreements. Another piece of information is a court case covered in a Hong Kong land law blog.
In this video, you will learn about strategies to critically evaluate search results, including (1) Choose good & varied search tools, (2) Ask yourself what you want or need, (3) Use the sorting & filtering functions, (4) Look for your keywords the important parts of the results, (5) Pay issuing organization or publisher, (6) Ask yourself the information whether is credible, suitable, technical information appropriate to your information needs.
In this video, a team of students arrive the university library and meet the Reference Librarian at a discussion room. The Reference Librarian firstly recaps the concepts of the AAOCC. Then, she mentions the additional criteria for evaluating the primary and secondary sources!
In this slide, it explains 3 questions: (1) What are the top 20 journals in the subject discipline of business and international management, (2) How can I find the most highly cited articles on a specific strategy, and (3) How can I find the articles from practitioner magazines and newspapers.
In this video, the 4 students have used skills learned in Section 3 to evaluate the information found in various databases on a journal article, e-books, anatomy and drug information, etc. They have now come up with a batch of most relevant information that they will use in their community health project assignment which comprises the creation of patient education materials and the writing up of a project report.
They meet to discuss what information they should use to fulfil the information tasks. The issue of properly citing sources of the information used also comes up as a skill that they also need to master to avoid plagiarism.
In this video, the team meets again, after analyzing and evaluating their search results from academic articles and news sources. They found they need to be careful in avoiding using fake news into their work. Fake news is not a new phenomenon, but with the rise of social media like Facebook and Twitter and the extensive use of messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat, we are faced with growing cases of FAKE news.
In this video, a team of students now planning a marketing strategy for their business, and require theoretical frameworks and concepts found in the academic literature, that is, academic journal articles. They have so many questions, such as which articles are most influential and should be read first, which are the top journals in the field, and who are the prolific authors on the topic?