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Debating credibility: the shaping of information literacies in upper secondary school
Abstract Purpose - The article concerns informationPurpose - The article concerns information literacies in an environment characterised by the two partly competing and contradictory cultures of print and digital. The aim is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which students assess the credibility of sources they use in school, with a particular interest in how they treat participatory genres. Design/methodology/approach - An ethnographic study of a school class’s project work was conducted through observations, interviews, and log books in blog form. The analysis was influenced by a socio-cultural perspective. Findings - The study provides increased empirically based understanding of students’ information literacy practices. Four non-exclusive approaches to credibility stemming from control, balance, commitment, and multiplicity were identified. Originality/value - The study adds to the understanding of how credibility is assessed in school environments with a particular focus on how digital and participatory genres are treated.ital and participatory genres are treated.
Added by wikilit team Yes  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Conclusion The study provides increased empirically based understanding of students’ information literacy practices. Four non-exclusive approaches to credibility stemming from control, balance, commitment, and multiplicity were identified.
Data source Direct observation  + , Documents  + , Interview responses  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Debating%2BCredibility%3A%2BThe%2BShaping%2Bof%2BInformation%2BLiteracies%2Bin%2BUpper%2BSecondary%2BSchool%22  +
Has author Helena Francke + , Olof Sundin + , Louise Limberg +
Has domain Education + , Library science +
Has topic Reader perceptions of credibility + , Student information literacy +
Issue 4  +
Pages 675-694  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of Documentation +
Research design Ethnography  +
Research questions The aim is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which students assess the credibility of sources they use in school, with a particular interest in how they treat participatory genres.
Revid 10,729  +
Theories The views expressed by the students are frThe views expressed by the students are frequently in line with early hypertext theory, where print media was often portrayed as more fixed and digital media as more fluid or dynamic (e.g. Bolter, 2001: 8 f.; Landow, 1997). ... The themes emerged mainly through a close reading of the transcripts, but also reflect a concern present in socio-cultural theory for the materiality of the physical and intellectual tools with and through which people interact with the world.ough which people interact with the world.
Theory type Explanation  +
Title Debating Credibility: The Shaping of Information Literacies in Upper Secondary School
Unit of analysis Article  +
Url http://bada.hb.se/handle/2320/8351  +
Volume 67  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language Swedish  + , German  + , English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2011  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 June 2012 05:44:50  +
Categories Reader perceptions of credibility  + , Student information literacy  + , Education  + , Library science  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:23:13  +
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