2 Unpacking information [Recommended duration: 1 hour]
Section 2 addresses the origins of information, introducing the idea of the ‘information supply chain’. Categories of information are suggested, and sources mapped to begin to address the question of ‘where to look’.
This section will help you to understand where information comes from, how it is generated and how it reaches you as a consumer. You will be looking at the journey in terms of a model called the ‘information supply chain’.
You will then be presented with different ways of organising and categorising information and learn more about why this is so important.
The activities in this section may take up to two hours to complete. Most only ask you to think about the issues raised, so making notes is optional. The focus here is on reading and reflecting.