Skill 1.3 Assessing Information Sources
This activity, from the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, helps students to develop their skills in assessing information. Students consider what they need to look for in an information source to be sure that it is reliable.
Students consider the peer review process of a professional journal and compare this with the public review process in Wikipedia. They will be encouraged to think about the properties of information sources that indicate their reliability, such as:
* the author and publisher
* completeness of information
* peer review and citations.