CAP 115: Research Basics for Advertising and PR: Evaluating info
Fact Checking to Evaluate Information
The keys are to:
1. Look for independent information about the creator/s, funding, opinions or viewpoints, and statements
2. Spend more time double-checking facts externally rather than using time to look at the original site (original source of information)
3. Delay clicking: spend time to skim the results after you search; read bits and pieces before choosing to click any link--did this help?
4. Use these techniques with all types of information – how can you do this with books? Videos? Articles?
*Nygren, T., & Guath, M. (2019). Swedish teenagers’ difficulties and abilities to determine digital news credibility. Nordicom Review, 40(1), 23-42. https://doi.org/10.2478/nor-2019-0002