Some information sources are more credible than others, because they have been in business for a very long time and have established a strong reputation for accuracy and dependable facts. It is possible that these words were invented to poke fun at the more "sophisticated" East. As an aside I learnt that you must be from the USA as all your credible sources are from there and I guess hornswoggled is an American colloquialism - sounds like a cowboy expression: I love it. It would be unethical at the least to do that when they haven't examined the patient, etc. Tips for Citing Social Media C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 12, 2013: mperrottet, thank you for reading and commenting and voting on this hub! In evaluating any information source, it is necessary to separate fact from opinion. ;). No-one should ever underestimate the power of influence. I like to look at as many different pieces of information as possible when I write an article. in essential information – particularly at the regional or local level – and the accuracy and validity of the data is widely questioned, undermining its relevance to decision-making and program evaluation. 0000004049 00000 n accuracy of information, although accuracy and reliability describe different aspects of information (Templeton & Franklin 1992). I would never encourage or allow a student to use Wiki as a source for a paper or a project, etc. Answer: It isn't that difficult to research issues online and to determine if news is truly fake or not. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on September 06, 2013: Moonlake, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub, for voting on it, tweeting it, and sharing it too, and I appreciate your sharing your thoughts too. Information presented as facts by these institutions carries a lot of weight. Very few people bother to investigate things they hear and as a result most people are gullible and easily accept lies and misguidance. I never research anything on the social media. If, for some reason, you inadvertently input wrong data into the computer, output will still be produced. In experiments, the question of reliability can be overcome by repeating the experiments again and again. It is important to realize that everyone has an agenda, and everyone has a reason for wanting you to agree with him or her on whatever subject they are discussing or promoting. If someone wants to believe there's a conspiracy behind every tree and blade of grass, more often than not there is nothing that will persuade them otherwise. A ccuracy: Determine the reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content. The same when we hear friends, family, or other people in our midst talking about things -- do they know what they're talking about or are they just repeating what they've heard elsewhere with no idea if it is fact or fiction? The best way to know the difference between fake news and real news is to be informed. 1. I can be very sarcastic and I have a dry sense of humor most often. If the site name ends with .edu, it is most likely an educational institution. I also wish they would let me control which of my own hubs would be shown under my name so they might be varied a bit instead of the same ones on every hub. See also: I'm glad you find it useful. Examples of information where date is important can include presidential elections, Olympic Games, latest scientific findings, or current events. 1) Accuracy. have to bookmark it for future reference. They want you to buy their product or use their service. I think anything in the way of the media should be vetted for accuracy and credibility. The assessment of reliability and validity is an ongoing process. In fact, I have searched for a particular picture I have of her (when she was much younger, closer to your age bracket) because I was going to try to email it to you. Reliability of Information Information is said to be reliable if it can be verified and evaluated. Indian Chef from New Delhi India on November 28, 2013: As anyone can be expert online and give advise. Years ago I became immersed in politics because my husband was into it and his undergrad degree was in political science. Opinions cannot be verified because they are not facts. I have a ton of shirttail relation as you might imagine. My husband would always ask me, "Why are you listening to that numb skull?" The credibility of the institution or professional credential of the individual providing the facts gives clues as to the reliability of the information. Once you determine the reliability, credibility, and worth of your research, then you can rest assured that you have the best information possible for your speech. You can find information about any writer on the internet that will help you a lot in knowing whether the writer of this book, scholarly article etc is reliable or not. Conventional wisdom is that widespread contribution without adequate credentialing of contributors will lead to poor accuracy and poor reliability of information. Since every reporter and every media outlet of every kind has a slant (either conservative, liberal, or moderate, in favor of or not in favor of), it is a good idea to read or listen to many different stories, or reports, on the same issue/subject to help you determine where the truth lies. However, the job of data entry operators is not an easy task as they have to handle huge chunks of data on a daily basis, and they have to perform their task in a speedy manner. ), that can help you in judging whether or not the story or report is factual and accurate. But that is just my opinion, don't buy into it if you think otherwise. 0000003833 00000 n Even so, you should be aware of political bias. Sadly, yes, it is true that very small children were forced to appear in court on their own, since they had been separated from their parents, to justify their presence in this country. Answer: You would want to get your information from a reputable source, to begin with. Never imagine that a lot of people saying or believing the same thing means it is accurate or correct. The way that fake news effects our democracy is that uninformed not so bright people who start out wanting to believe the worst about somebody they have decided to hate, spreads the lies without questioning them and contributes to people believing that our government is the enemy. Lots of people poo-poo psychology, but often the na-sayers are the ones most influenced and manipulated using PSYC methods without even knowing it. Sometimes their statements are factual as far as they go -- but a few little things (or big things) that would make a difference in how the information is received, are simply left out. It’s important to consider reliability and validity when you are creating your research design , planning your methods, and writing up your results, especially in quantitative research . states that the information presented in the accounting records and statements should be the most accurate and relevant information available It is one of my most popular hubs on Google. UUI votes and will share. Primary and secondary sources The value of this distinction depends on which of the different definitions of primary and secondary adopted. %PDF-1.2 %���� Believing everything people say can be a disaster. Be informed, and know your facts whether they pertain to the Bible, politics, products and services, or statistics and scientific determinations. I can barely force myself to listen to Politicians, so right now is my least favorite span of time to pay any attention to the news. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 16, 2013: Paul Kuehn, thank you for reading, commenting, voting on, and sharing/tweeting/pinning this article! If enough people allow themselves to be fooled in this way, we could very well lose our democracy and find ourselves in an authoritarian state. The short answer is yes, a 12-month old was forced to appear in court to represent him or herself. The Brief Holt Handbook second edition. Have I already told you at some point that your bio photo reminds me SO much of my precious, dearly departed sister whom I have missed terribly every day since we lost her.? To understand the distinction between ‘primary’ and ‘secondary sources’ of information 3. I’m sure your sister was more beautiful, and I do consider it an honor that you would even compare me to her. The following type of tests is conducted for measuring validity. Forms that include optical mark recognition devices such as bar codes can be used to simplify data entry and raise accuracy levels. Learn the truth before spreading misinformation or lies. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 22, 2012: I have to keep reading this hub, it is that informative and useful. There was a wide range of accuracy among the tests. I always voted on the hubs I read, too. Sharing this again as it seems very timely to this particular subject. Did you mean out breed? Below are a few things to keep in mind. Research and studies done by these entities, or commissioned by them, is usually given more credibility than when done by a private industry because presumably they do not have an interest in the outcome, where private industry does. I highly recommend listening to a variety of credible news sources whether they share a person's ideologies or not. I was hoping to get that point across in this article because I so often hear people complaining that the news reports are not balanced. Sometimes the information presented will be extremely incorrect and misleading, especially where politics or products are concerned. News reports and articles in magazines, or wherever you find them have never been balanced from the time the first one was written or spoken. The dumb always out-bread the smart at a staggering rate, especially in a democratic, greed-based society where education is under funded. Sadly, people as uninformed as the electorate are often voted into office and that is why our country is quickly becoming a 3rd world country for the majority and a haven for the wealthy. The distinctions adopted are between primary and secondary sources of information. There are no absolute criteria for truth, and accuracy is a graded quality, which demands different standards in different contexts. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 30, 2013: Thank you Indian Chef for reading and commenting, voting on, and sharing this article! Answer: It is a simple matter to Google any question you might have about specific issues. From The Free Dictionary: "We do not know the origin of hornswoggle. trailer << /Size 150 /Info 112 0 R /Root 119 0 R /Prev 142725 /ID[<37f0190e10f9a200fcb5716001ac905c>] >> startxref 0 %%EOF 119 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Pages 115 0 R /Metadata 113 0 R >> endobj 148 0 obj << /S 1076 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 149 0 R >> stream Always research the things you learn to find out what other people think about it and to find out if there's any truth to it in the first place. Thank you. Voted up as interesting and useful. To consider why information should be assessed 2. There are many reasons why people make the statements they do. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 22, 2011: It's true that none of the sources I gave are perfect, but they do come as close as possible to getting things right, which is why they continue to enjoy the trust of most people. When I was a child my mother said "you can trust what you see 50% of the time and what you hear 10% of the time" and now it's all making sense. Do not be fooled into believing that a statement or common belief is accurate just because a lot of people believe it or accept it as truth. Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell. Data accuracy and reliability are very important concerns in doing good research because inaccurate and unreliable data lead to spurious or wrong conclusions. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 16, 2013: Peggy W, thank you for reading, commenting, voting, and especially for sharing this hub! Check the publication company that has printed and published the source. Accuracy and Reliability of Internet Resources Providing Information on Obstructive Sleep Apnea J Clin Sleep Med. Learn who s/he is and what their agenda has been previously. Question: Who is responsible for verifying the accuracy of online information? Consistency: Is the given dataset consistent and correlative with different representations of the same information across multiple datasets? A ccuracy: Determine the reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content. To consider further the distinction between ‘facts’ and ‘truth’ 6. Useful blog. Do not assume anything. It should also be complete which means facts and figures should not be missing or concealed. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 22, 2014: Peggy W, thank you for pinning this article! What indications do you see that the information is or is not well researched or provides sufficient evidence? The criteria used are validity, reliability and accuracy. Just because something is in print in any form does not make it accurate and factual. From the beginning of news sources there has always been slant and agenda involved and that can make a big difference in accuracy. The one that would work for 1,000 hours; 3. 0000032049 00000 n C E Clark (author) from North Texas on January 19, 2013: Thank you for bookmarking this hub and leaving a comment. Very difficult for everyone in this country to fit into one of the only 2 that really have a say. I agree with the sites that you mentioned as being trustworthy. As a PSYC major, I know well that it is basically impossible to avoid slanting any report or editorial to one's own beliefs. Reliability shows how trustworthy is the score of the test. We are human after all. I am not an intellectual snob and I have gone to Wiki at times to gather some general information before I CONTINUED my research. Research: Chapter 33 – pages 270-285. It might not be as far fetched as you think for us to be related. This refers to how sure you can be that the information is correct. Just because something was stated persuasively, or convincingly, by your favorite politician, actor, singer, author, or best friend, does not make it fact. The FASB described three attributes that all reliable financial information has: verifiability, representational faithfulness, and neutrality. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on August 27, 2015: No Paula, you hadn’t mentioned before that I remind you of your sister. 0000002138 00000 n Agree that Wiki should never be more than a basic reference for general information, but often that's all most people want anyway. Hope you are staying cool. Below are a few things to keep in mind. There are several aspects to take into consideration when you are assessing how reliable your information is. �O8VG�~�/82�qi��rwNEĂ�G�;b��.�i��. It has gotten to where we need to question every source unfortunately. Others refer to the trustworthiness of the source in evaluating the reliability of information. 2)advanced software defense system sells a variety of products to protect against spyware, malware, viruses, and large companies with the full-service package to individual users this is an example of. It is important to evaluate the source and the possibilities for inaccuracies. I’ve read that most people are just 4 generations removed from each other. Even so, the results of research and studies done should always be judged as to whether the research or experiment was conducted in a careful, objective, scientific manner. It is in the interest of the user of information to verify its accuracy. 0000005872 00000 n Reliability vs Credibility Since credibility and reliability seem to have somewhat similar meanings finding the difference between reliability and credibility can be a little hard. 0000026206 00000 n Wikipedia entries often contain many references. Never limit your information source to only one or two entities. Very credible. If she gets the same score, then the reliability of the test is high. During President Clinton's years in office, the conservatives referred to CNN as the "Clinton News Network" based on its pro-administration reports. Big business and advertisers do the same as does our government. The _____ Act seeks to improve the reliability and accuracy of financial reporting, as well as increase the accountability of corporate governance, in publicly traded companies. To offset the lies they choose to believe are truth, they vote for someone who will bring their fear into being without realizing they are playing right into the hands of the real enemy. Answer: That is exactly what this article is about. Is the politician you trust most really telling the truth? Theories are developed from the research inferences when it proves to be highly reliable. Sometimes the things people write online are so ludicrous that with a little thought one can figure out that they are tall tails. Of course there are always a few people who believe themselves so perfect that they want to force us all into their mold. 0000007309 00000 n 0000008028 00000 n Other factors of credibility include when an article was written and if the source can be verified. Know what you are talking or writing about. It's no wonder we're all in such a mess. And Wikipedia is no exception. In today's world I take no government employee at their word, do not believe much in the Wall Street Journal or any other mass produced news media. I think most ordinary people do tell the truth as they know and believe it to be, but often they are misinformed or more likely, uninformed because they choose to consult their neighbor or someone else as uninformed as themselves rather than reading a variety of credible periodicals and listening to a variety of credible news networks. You are so right in that everything we hear should be questioned no matter what or where we hear it. Most people do not look for the truth. As indicated above, internal controls are the policies and procedures that a firm uses to safeguard its assets, insure the accuracy of financial reporting, and prevent fraud. When you limit yourself to only one or two news sources you are just asking to be taken advantage of and fooled into lies. Information presented as facts by these institutions carries a lot of weight. 0000023179 00000 n Interrater reliability (also called interobserver reliability) measures the degree of … 1. To consider some warnings about ‘official data’ 5. Others refer to the trustworthiness of the source in evaluating the reliability of information. To consider why information should be assessed 2. Once immersed in politics for a while, one begins to recognize the voices of truth and things begin to fall into place and be easier understood. I actually like Great Britain's way of doing things better than here because here we really have only 2 choices and sometimes neither is terribly palatable. It should not have any arithmetical and grammatical errors. Compared to the misinformation spread through forwarded emails, Wiki is very nearly angelic and very close to godly. Is the nonfiction book or article by your favorite author really accurate and factual? Generally children and animals love me. well, something in the hearts of many students who opt to do their English requirements at the local community college often times instead. Recently I read a hub, can't remember who wrote it, but the author pointed out that listening to only one news source was little different from not listening to any because as explained in this article, every news agency, and really, every person has a slant, an agenda, and so one must listen to and ideally read, several news agencies accounts. Do you know what the GIGO rule is? My main purpose is usually to inform and then let people form their own opinions and thoughts on the subject. c)accuracy and reliability. Both impact the accuracy and correctness of the measurement process. No matter how long you may have believed something to be true, it pays to find the truth from a credible source just in case you are wrong. On the whole, the web encyclopedia is fairly reliable, but Life's Little Mysteries own small investigation produced mixed results. Your Life Is Not Over Because You Dropped Out of High School.” I learned so much about government and how it works from him, and I’m not talking about civics class, which I aced 3 times without his help. If the information is linked to an organization, try to determine the reliability of the sponsoring organization. I've lived in 4 other states also. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 25, 2011: Thank you for taking time to read and comment whoisbid. 0000026889 00000 n I think I have answered that in the text of this article. Most people don’t listen at all if they think they will hear something contrary to what they want to believe. Is the name of the author/creator on the page? Basically, the chances for a more accurate test result increase with a better sample," she noted.-Stay up-to-date on the biggest health and wellness news with our weekly recap. To consider some warnings about ‘official data’ 5. One tip is the URL ending. I don't like site that give medical advice. When you find new information for your family tree, check for inconsistencies. She was beautiful and as smart as you too! Specificity -- the ability to correctly identify those without the disease -- ranged from 82% to 100%. 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