5 Evaluating information [Recommended duration: 3 hours]
Section 5 focuses on the concept of information quality. It suggests a generic framework for evaluating different kinds of information (print and electronic) and suggests ways in which information can be filtered.
This section will help you to understand what is meant by ‘quality’ in relation to the information you find, and appreciate how important it is. It will show you how to adopt a structured approach when it comes to evaluating information.
Some of the activities provided in this section will require the use of paper and pen to make notes or record your thoughts. You may need up to 3 hours to complete them.