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Methods for evaluating information sources: An annotated catalogue
Abstract The article briefly presents and discussesThe article briefly presents and discusses 12 different approaches to the evaluation of information sources (for example a Wikipedia entry or a journal article): (1) the checklist approach; (2) classical peer review; (3) modified peer review; (4) evaluation based on examining the coverage of controversial views; (5) evidence-based evaluation; (6) comparative studies; (7) author credentials; (8) publisher reputation; (9) journal impact factor; (10) sponsoring: tracing the influence of economic, political, and ideological interests; (11) book reviews and book reviewing; and (12) broader criteria. Reading a text is often not a simple process. All the methods discussed here are steps on the way on learning how to read, understand, and criticize texts. According to hermeneutics it involves the subjectivity of the reader, and that subjectivity is influenced, more or less, by different theoretical perspectives. Good, scholarly reading is to be aware of different perspectives, and to situate oneself among them.ctives, and to situate oneself among them.
Abstractsub The article briefly presents and discussesThe article briefly presents and discusses 12 different approaches to the evaluation of information sources (for example a Wikipedia entry or a journal article): (1) the checklist approach; (2) classical peer review; (3) modified peer review; (4) evaluation based on examining the coverage of controversial views; (5) evidence-based evaluation; (6) comparative studies; (7) author credentials; (8) publisher reputation; (9) journal impact factor; (10) sponsoring: tracing the influence of economic, political, and ideological interests; (11) book reviews and book reviewing; and (12) broader criteria. Reading a text is often not a simple process. All the methods discussed here are steps on the way on learning how to read, understand, and criticize texts. According to hermeneutics it involves the subjectivity of the reader, and that subjectivity is influenced, more or less, by different theoretical perspectives. Good, scholarly reading is to be aware of different perspectives, and to situate oneself among them.ctives, and to situate oneself among them.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1177/0165551512439178  +
Has author Hjorland B. +
Has extra keyword Book reviews + , Comparative studies + , Critical researches + , Impact factor + , Information sources + , List of journal articles + , Peer review + , Source criticism + , Wikipedia + , Information science + , Information systems + , Reviews +
Has keyword Critical research assessment + , Evaluation of information sources + , Source criticism +
Issn 1655515  +
Issue 3  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 258–268  +
Published in Journal of Information Science +
Title Methods for evaluating information sources: An annotated catalogue +
Type literature review  +
Volume 38  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 05:30:53  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Literature reviews  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 05:30:53  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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