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1Research Article AnalysisMary Kate MillerCOM/600October 8, 2018Dr. Nazon
2Web site credibility: Why do people believe what they believe?Part 1 - OutlineI.IntroductionII.What is credibility?a.Accurate informationb.Reliable website identificationIII.Health care and the Weba.Reliable v. unreliable medical information found online1.HIV patients seek medical information online without credibilityeducation2.Training courses can assist medical patients in determining validinformation on the internetb.Determining website credibility1.Patients with lower literacy levels give more credit to invalid sources2.Doctors give credit to scholarly or peer reviewed articles and reject thepotential validity of unsubstantiated websitesIV.Consumers and the Weba.Credibility determination qualities1.The visual aspect of a website is important to consumers and theirinterpretation of validity2.Consumers noticed different aspects of websites during credibilityevaluation, some of which contributed to the determination of validity
3b.Study data1.“Consumer education in credibility assessment is essential”(Auernheimer, Crosby & Iding, 2008)2.Persuasive arguments from credible and non-credible sources affectconsumer attitudes and their ability to determine credibility.V.Research in Educationa.Educators perspective on credible sources1.Elementary teachers considered popular sources as very credible2.Teachers with more science-based education were more critical ofreference credibility3.Both groups considered sources from universities or museums,aquariums etc. to be credible.b.Students idea of valid sources1.Students’ perspective on credibility was evaluated.2.Education was provided in the fields of “credibility of authors andinstitutions, validity or accuracy of information…and presentationaspects” (Auernheimer, Crosby & Iding, 2008).c.Research results of credibility education1.It was determined that the education was helpful but brief, and moreongoing education would benefit students.

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Professor
peters
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Crosby, Auernheimer

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