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Judgment of information quality and cognitive authority in the Web

Soo Young Rieh
2002 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
This study examines the problem of the judgment of information quality and cognitive authority by observing people's searching behavior in the Web.  ...  In the Web, making judgments of information quality and authority is a difficult task for most users because overall, there is no quality control mechanism.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was completed while the author was at the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers University.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.10017 fatcat:rql5cego55ggnddyt6uytf4gya

Judgment of information quality and cognitive authority in the Web

Soo Young Rieh
2002 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
But because of the diversity of information resources, and the lack of traditional quality control on the WWW, the criteria of authority and quality of information that people have used for this purpose  ...  This paper reports on a study of people's decision making with respect to quality and authority in the WWW.  ...  The present study aims to explore information quality and authority in the Web environment by observing information seeking behaviors with respect to evaluation of quality and authority in the Web environment  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.10017.abs fatcat:6grvzkcm5jbexmctyilo6ree3m

Credibility and Cognitive Authority of Information [chapter]

Soo Young Rieh
2009 Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition  
Rieh's Model of Judgment of Information Quality and Cognitive Authority was proposed based on an empirical study conducted in the context of Web searching.  ...  Empirical studies showed that people became more concerned about quality, credibility, and authority of information as they gain awareness of the fact that the Web lacks quality control mechanisms in contrast  ... 
doi:10.1081/e-elis3-120044103 fatcat:5ttuo3a75baifmokycjyqsz3am

Using Machine Learning to Support Quality Judgments

Myra Custard, Tamara Sumner
2005 D-Lib Magazine  
Judgment of information quality and cognitive authority in the Web. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology , 53 (2). 145-161, 2002. 23.  ...  Rieh [22] used verbal protocols and post-search interviews to study how people make judgments related to quality and cognitive authority while searching for information on the web.  ... 
doi:10.1045/october2005-custard fatcat:padvkb5ezvhjdbgysqtxrcsram

Believe it or not: Factors influencing credibility on the Web

C. Nadine Wathen, Jacquelyn Burkell
2002 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
people's perceptions of information; (2) the impact of information medium on the assessment of credibility; and (3) the assessment of credibility in the context of information presented on the Internet  ...  The objective of the literature review is to synthesize the current state of knowledge in this area, develop new ways to think about how people interact with information presented via the Internet, and  ...  Combined, cognitive and technical features make up what he terms "institutional quality" (Olaisen, 1990 )-presumably, the greater the "institutional quality," the higher the judgment of cognitive authority  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.10016 fatcat:gpifk3jrefg35mksetr3vudsam

Credibility and trust of information in online environments: The use of cognitive heuristics

Miriam J. Metzger, Andrew J. Flanagin
2013 Journal of Pragmatics  
At the same time, however, the vast quantity of and accessibility to information online has prompted concerns about credibility because the origin of information, its quality, and its veracity are less  ...  Based on this research, the article focuses on the use of cognitive heuristics in credibility evaluation.  ...  In addition, the global nature of the web makes it challenging to enact standards for quality control in the form of government regulation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2013.07.012 fatcat:syc3japravawpkudws65t6yp4e

Authority and trust in information

Jens-Erik Mai, Don Fallis, Melanie Feinberg, Soo Young Rieh, Pnina Shachaf
2010 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
Rieh's research focuses on investigating human judgments of information credibility, information quality, and cognitive authority within various types of information behavior contexts.  ...  authority and trust in information.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504701123 fatcat:l27oley36fhp3nynwofbkwbidm

Relationship between the Metadata and Relevance Criteria of Scientific Data

Guilan Zhang, Jian Wang, Jianping Liu, Yao Pan
2021 Data Science Journal  
In addition, this study deepens the understanding of the scientific data relevance judgments and their cognitive process and provides a theoretical basis for improving scientific data-sharing platforms  ...  The purpose of this study is to explore the information retrieval process in scientific data and to better understand the concepts and internal relationships of metadata and relevance criteria.  ...  We appreciate the support of all the participants and their institutions in the experiment.  ... 
doi:10.5334/dsj-2021-005 fatcat:e7e3y6a7irg7dcf5qe3ih5abqe

Source Evaluation and Information Literacy: Findings from a Study on Science Websites

Nora Bird, Claire McInerney, Stewart Mohr
2011 Communications in Information Literacy  
The effect of the quality evaluation on memory for a particular resource is examined and its relationship to information literacy is explored. 170 [ARTICLE] Bird et al.: Source Evaluation and Information  ...  Users in this study evaluated websites during live searching on the "open" web to determine the quality factors they valued and how these relate to gaining knowledge about a particular topic -genetically  ...  Understanding the factors that bear on how users make assessments of the quality and cognitive authority of webbased information sources is an important dimension of assessing how to support these judgments  ... 
doi:10.15760/comminfolit.2011.4.2.95 fatcat:bhifc4wvsvgopk4sfzbdip7g4i

Credibility: A multidisciplinary framework

Soo Young Rieh, David R. Danielson
2007 Annual Review of Information Science and Technology  
Today, quality control mechanisms are evolving in such a way that a vast amount of information accessed through a wide variety of systems and resources is out of date, incomplete, poorly organized, or  ...  Introduction This chapter reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the concept of credibility and its areas of application relevant to information science and technology, encompassing several  ...  Jean for providing substantial assistance in the compiling of our bibliography.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aris.2007.1440410114 fatcat:gbf5leeuxvepjidwaaxn5vvlim

Judging the quality and credibility of information in Internet discussion forums

Reijo Savolainen
2011 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
In the judgment of information credibility, the main criteria included the reputation, expertise, and honesty of the author of the message.  ...  Of the messages, 20.5% contained explicit judgments of the quality of information and credibility in other messages.  ...  Rieh (2002) introduced an influential model explicating the factors by which people judge information quality and cognitive authority on the web.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.21546 fatcat:bm64pczrobb6tc27u6sleurrzu

The Doctoral Research Poster Session, 2000 ALISE Conference—San Antonio

Mary T. Kim
2000 Journal of Education For Library and Information Science  
Abstracts of Winning Posters First Place: “Information Quality and Cognitive Authority in the World Wide Web,” Soo Young Rieh, Rutgers University, rieh@scils.rutgers.edu.  ...  The purpose of this study is to identify and understand the various factors that influence people’s judg- ments of quality and authority of infor- mation on the Web, and the effects of those judgments.  ... 
doi:10.2307/40324071 fatcat:wdhsetndxzg7pfgxwagtfsx3o4

College students' credibility judgments and heuristics concerning Wikipedia

Sook Lim
2013 Information Processing & Management  
Data were collected employing a quasi-experiment and a web survey at a large public university in the Midwestern United States in the fall of 2011.  ...  This study examined: 1) whether a peripheral cue and subject knowledge influenced the credibility judgments in the context of Wikipedia; and 2) whether certain factors affected heuristic processing in  ...  I thank Christine Simon for creating the nice screens of Wikipedia for this study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2012.10.004 fatcat:njl342pnrzdmzcd5kemetmuj5a

The Use of Cognitive Authority for Information Retrieval in Folksonomy-Based Systems

Roberto Pereira, Sérgio Roberto P. da Silva
2008 2008 Eighth International Conference on Web Engineering  
Aiming at reducing this problem, we propose the ascription of cognitive authority to recognize the information quality by qualifying its sources, i.e. its author.  ...  However, with the quick increase in the amount of information being published and the number of users categorizing it, an information overload is generated, whose quality cannot be assured.  ...  Cognitive authority and quality Regarding the relationship between cognitive authority and quality, we can say that information quality is subjective because it depends on who is making the judgment [  ... 
doi:10.1109/icwe.2008.31 dblp:conf/icwe/PereiraS08 fatcat:ibvlx6ymjvhcjbvg6hjceiwjem

Exploring information interactions in the context of Google

Frances Johnson, Jennifer Rowley, Laura Sbaffi
2015 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
The study sets out to explore the factors that influence the evaluation of information and the judgments made in the process of finding useful information in web search contexts.  ...  system 'ease of use' as influencing the judgment that useful information had been found.  ...  Acknowledgement This research was supported by a sabbatical award at the Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research, Manchester Metropolitan University.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23443 fatcat:th2wvqkl3feeleaqg25mrlhhri
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