As part of the Research on the Run series, evaluation events are short videos you can watch at your convenience on topics such as evaluating your sources, how algorithms and filter bubbles affect your Internet searches, who decides authority, identifying disinformation, and more.
All That Glitters - Part I (Using TRAAPS to Evaluate Web Info)
This video is Part I of a two-part series on evaluating what you find on the Internet. Part I describes the checklist technique (TRAAPS). (6:30)
This video will introduce you to common information source types used in research, and the idea of authority and what kind of authority each source has. This is important for your understanding of the scholarly conversation. (4:59)
This video discusses the implications of algorithms on our daily searches both in our academic and personal lives, and how to be aware of these effects in order to effectively evaluate our sources and use information ethically and responsibly. (5:20)