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Perceived credibility of Internet encyclopedias
Abstract A vast amount of information is now availaA vast amount of information is now available online, produced by a variety of sources with a range of editorial oversight procedures. These range from very centralized information with multiple layers of review, to no oversight at all. Determining which information is credible can pose a real challenge. An experiment was designed to determine whether certain webpage characteristics affect academics' and students' perception of the credibility of information presented in an online article. The experiment looked at five peripheral cues: (1) presence or absence of an identifiable author, (2) presence or absence of references, (3) presence or absence of a biased sponsor, (4) presence or absence of an award, and (5) whether the article is designated as appearing in Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia, or Encyclopedia of Earth. The results indicate that compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, article information appearing in both Encyclopedia of Earth and Wikipedia is perceived as significantly less credible. They also show that the presence of a biased sponsor has a significant negative effect on perceived credibility. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Abstractsub A vast amount of information is now availaA vast amount of information is now available online, produced by a variety of sources with a range of editorial oversight procedures. These range from very centralized information with multiple layers of review, to no oversight at all. Determining which information is credible can pose a real challenge. An experiment was designed to determine whether certain webpage characteristics affect academics' and students' perception of the credibility of information presented in an online article. The experiment looked at five peripheral cues: (1) presence or absence of an identifiable author, (2) presence or absence of references, (3) presence or absence of a biased sponsor, (4) presence or absence of an award, and (5) whether the article is designated as appearing in Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia, or Encyclopedia of Earth. The results indicate that compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, article information appearing in both Encyclopedia of Earth and Wikipedia is perceived as significantly less credible. They also show that the presence of a biased sponsor has a significant negative effect on perceived credibility. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.10.008  +
Has author Ida Kubiszewski + , Thomas Noordewier + , Robert Costanza +
Has extra keyword Encyclopedia Britannica + , Encyclopedia of Earth + , Likelihood model + , Perceived credibility + , Wikipedia + , Experiments + , Internet + , Websites +
Has keyword Encyclopedia Britannica + , Encyclopedia of Earth + , Experiment + , Internet encyclopedia + , Likelihood model + , Perceived credibility + , Wikipedia +
Issn 3601315  +
Issue 3  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 659–667  +
Published in Computers and Education +
Title Perceived credibility of Internet encyclopedias +
Type journal article  +
Volume 56  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 04:58:29  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 04:58:29  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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