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. I agree that we should verify everything and as I wrote in my hub, read many different sources in order to get the best picture of what is going on, or what happened. Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell. 0000001067 00000 n Thank you clippy34, for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. The one that would work for 10,000 hours Remember that you can't believe everything that you read. Accuracy: Does the data matches up with the real world object or event it describes, enabling correct conclusions to be drawn from it? 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 . So I think you need an advise take it from professionals and not from online sites or just anyone. If the collected data shows the same results after being tested using various methods and sample groups, this indicates that the information is reliable. Never assume that because someone is well known that they are being factual. 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. To learn what is meant by the validity, reliability, and accuracy of information 4. We now can trust no one to tell us 100% of the truth 100% of the time. Makes sense, right? Personally, I do not get information from 'social media,' sources, those being Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. 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. Many reporters are biased towards "balance." As you stated in this hub, before reading an article try to get a gauge on the past agenda of the news source. It would be unethical at the least to do that when they haven't examined the patient, etc. It is all a big random process where some believe some things and others don't. There are no absolute criteria for truth, and accuracy is a graded quality, which demands different standards in different contexts. Very few people bother to investigate things they hear and as a result most people are gullible and easily accept lies and misguidance. ... 3) Currency. Accuracy of Information Accuracy refers to the closeness of the report to the actual data. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 25, 2011: Thank you for taking time to read and comment whoisbid. It is important to evaluate the sources and information you use for references whether your purpose for using them is for a research paper, a classroom discussion, an exchange of ideas with a colleague or friend, or information you are using to base your vote for a particular candidate on. If I didn't tell you, I have now, haven't I? Evaluating information encourages you to think critically about the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, point of view or bias of information sources. I’m sure your sister was more beautiful, and I do consider it an honor that you would even compare me to her. The Onion is one of those, but there are many others. 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. Our senses and thoughts are constantly being bombarded, every waking minute of every day, by sights and sounds, smells and tastes, ideas and rhetoric, advertisements and news stories. (I miss the voting...I really did use them! I highly recommend listening to a variety of credible news sources whether they share a person's ideologies or not. From the beginning of news sources there has always been slant and agenda involved and that can make a big difference in accuracy. 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. My main purpose is usually to inform and then let people form their own opinions and thoughts on the subject. Hence, the job of maintaining accuracy in data entry assumes utmost importance as this information is being used by businesses for making key decisions. If the collected data shows the same results after being tested using various methods and sample groups, this indicates that the information is reliable. Undergraduate and graduate students must have a green GU360 badge and a reservation to enter the library. 7. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 15, 2012: I did not miss this one, Au fait, and it is another one I am looking for, to debunk some garbage about the day the Democrst took over. 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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. However when asked, most college professors would agree that Wikipedia is, in fact, an unreliable source for reasons ranging from its unknown authors to references with a certain bias. GIGO is acronym for Garbage In, Garbage Out. Even so, you should be aware of political bias. Sharing. We should use our own best judgement and not just take everything we hear or read to be factual without a bit more research. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on June 27, 2015: Geoff, thank you for taking the time to read and comment. What do you know about the person who wrote that ‘forward’ you received in your email? 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. Knowing how to be reasonably certain information is correct. One has to learn what is dependable and accurate. Accuracy • What is the purpose of the website? Answer: It isn't that difficult to research issues online and to determine if news is truly fake or not. The raciest would have us believe that President Obama and the Democrats are responsible for "W" every action the 2 years before President Obama was elected. You only have to Google your question to verify this information. Thanks for stopping by. Accuracy Checklist Social media can provide instant news faster than traditional news outlets or sources and can be a great wealth of information, but there is also an ever increasing need to verify and determine accuracy of this information. Years ago I became immersed in politics because my husband was into it and his undergrad degree was in political science. Checking the reliability of an informational website, especially when writing papers for school, is a necessity. It is important to know facts from opinion. Thank you again for your very kind words, Paula. 0000002296 00000 n Question: How can I verify scientific research, for example, if a certain type of food is said to have several food values? 0000022728 00000 n • Is the information clear and easy to understand? Even if they are, there is only 24 hours in a day and people have life to live and don't want to waste it checking facts. The media in this country (and most developed countries) uses the news in every way to influence and manipulate people. I can usually confirm or reject most subjects in 5 minutes or less simply by Googling the issue, whatever it may be. The only time I’m not open to listening is when I’ve heard the same old song before. I never research anything on the social media. To me the scary part is that most people are too lazy to learn the truth and find it easier and therefore more preferable to parrot what they hear from the people whose lies they choose to believe. All he needs to do is just copy couple of blogs from any site and put a new one under his name. As you know, God didn't choose perfect people to champion His cause in the Bible either, He just chose the best available at the time. We do know that it belongs to a group of "fancified" words that were particularly popular in the American West in the 19th century. ), that can help you in judging whether or not the story or report is factual and accurate. Sometimes, the accuracy of a source will be very important. More and more, online content is becoming accepted as gospel, even while the quality of information declines. emotional, objective, professional, etc.)? The following type of tests is conducted for measuring validity. Both the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic have websites very similar to WebMD, they just haven't been online quite as long. Try however hard you wish, but your opinion will come out in little ways, sometimes very obfuscated as you say, but it will be there never-the-less. The credibility of the institution or professional credential of the individual providing the facts gives clues as to the reliability of the information. Very sad indeed. The best way to know the difference between fake news and real news is to be informed. i have a question to ask and that is how can business determine that. There are many sources of information whose purpose is to mislead and misinform. 1 faithful measurement or representation of the truth; correctness; precision. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on January 02, 2012: Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed. Margaret Perrottet from San Antonio, FL on February 12, 2013: Good article, reminding us of the importance of checking your facts. Two follow-up tests, using a more accurate polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test, showed the governor didn’t have the virus. It is one of my most accessed hubs through Google. Hornswoggle is one of the earliest, first appearing around 1829. Even raw data may differ from other different studies depending on how the data was collected. Amanda Severn from UK on December 10, 2011: Some years ago I studied hypnosis, and during the process I learned a great deal about how we humans are wired. Reliability is about the consistency of a measure, and validity is about the accuracy of a measure. It is possible that these words were invented to poke fun at the more "sophisticated" East. 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. 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. A ccuracy: Determine the reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content. And Wikipedia is no exception. There was a wide range of accuracy among the tests. Is the name of the author/creator on the page? Just because something was stated persuasively, or convincingly, by your favorite politician, actor, singer, author, or best friend, does not make it fact. Is there contact information, such as an email address, somewhere on the page? Suzie from Carson City on August 26, 2015: Re: your reply...Exactly. If you or I defied a court order like that we would be jailed for an indefinite period of time, but even though we are constantly told the U.S. President is not above the law, clearly he is, and this is just one of many examples that prove it. I agree with the sites that you mentioned as being trustworthy. 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! 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. It's no wonder we're all in such a mess. Even though all media outlets lean either liberal or conservative, that does not mean that every reporter or anchor on their staff is of that mindset. Suzie from Carson City on August 24, 2015: Another fabulous read. Accuracy Checklist Social media can provide instant news faster than traditional news outlets or sources and can be a great wealth of information, but there is also an ever increasing need to verify and determine accuracy of this information. Some sites can be trusted to give accurate information. It is very difficult to know what is actually happening in a lot of situations. The one that would work for 1,000 hours; 3. Determining accuracy of information. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 19, 2013: C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 18, 2013: phdast7, thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing this article! We are human after all. It's especially true in politics. 1. It has gotten to where we need to question every source unfortunately. Reliability of Wikipedia entry for Coronin Introduction The reliability and accuracy of the information on Wikipedia has been disputed as with any information source with anonymous authors. 0000008028 00000 n Most of that is opinion and even plain gossip. In other words you and I may have one or two great, great, great, great grandparents in common. Researching and verifying information usually takes very little time, often just seconds, and would help prevent the spread of misinformation that is so prevalent nowadays. The internet is full of websites that were started five minutes ago. 0000024727 00000 n When you find new information for your family tree, check for inconsistencies. 2018 Oct 15;14(10):1717-1723. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.7380. For political fact checking, I like to use the fact checkers such as Politifact and Factcheck.org. Why Accuracy and Timeliness Matter C E Clark (author) from North Texas on August 24, 2015: Peggy W, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this important subject. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 22, 2012: I have to keep reading this hub, it is that informative and useful. . In other words, read newspapers or watch TV news that is a mix of slants. The information here is exactly what is included in the guide I was required to buy and learn when I took my college writing courses. Then weigh all the information you find . That is, they believe that as a journalist, they're obligated to give equal time to all sides of a given issue, even if one side is on the fringe. Others refer to the trustworthiness of the source in evaluating the reliability of information. Do you know what the GIGO rule is? 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 only have one small concern: the fact that Wikipedia was on the list of "reliable most of the time" information sources. Glad to know that you listen and compare many different sources of information. . To understand the distinction between ‘primary’ and ‘secondary sources’ of information 3. Sometimes the things people write online are so ludicrous that with a little thought one can figure out that they are tall tails. Answer: That is exactly what this article is about. There are several aspects to take into consideration when you are assessing how reliable your information is. Learn what sources (people or institutions or periodicals) have credibility and which ones are simply spreading their own opinions based on misinformation and distortion of the facts for their own benefit. In the research, reliability is the degree to which the results of the research are consistent and repeatable. Some studies contradict the conventional wisdom; others confirm it. Other factors of credibility include when an article was written and if the source can be verified. ;) I know it was just a typo. If the author is with an organization, does it appear to support or sponsor the page? Question: Was Starfish Prime a nuclear test? That doesn’t necessarily mean incorporating what we learn into our lives, although it might. I think anything in the way of the media should be vetted for accuracy and credibility. To consider further the distinction between ‘facts’ and ‘truth’ 6. Jeff Berndt from Southeast Michigan on January 12, 2013: It's important to remember that everyone has a bias--but sometimes those biases work to obfuscate the truth in ways that might surprise you. Accuracy • Is the site generally well written? Do you even know that person’s name? 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. The dumb always out-bread the smart at a staggering rate, especially in a democratic, greed-based society where education is under funded. Does any respected source list them as a credible authority or expert on the subject they are commenting on or promoting? "The dumb always 'out bread' the smart . In social sciences, the researcher uses logic to achieve more reliable results. I am extremely careful to question, check and validate...just about everything. There is so much more to politics than what is on the surface, yet the surface is where the majority of the electorate reside -- by choice. Problem is, we have to hear what they are saying, the promises and plans for. " Call me cynical, but after the Vietnam war, the Savings and Loan fiasco, Nixon lying to us all, and the debacle of 2008 - nothing is sold to me as fact anymore. Those in power are not able to track and compute accurately with this randomness so the best thing to do is continue being random! Freedom of Information. Thank you John D. Wilson . How objective is the information? 0000005872 00000 n 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. Still looking forward to your first hub . In the past, I have believed a lot of things but thank GOD, now, I test everything that is been shuffled at me. 2. Yes, over time this will likely lead to slavery of one kind or another but that is the natural consequence of capitalism, democracy, and open breeding. Politicians know most people behave this way and take advantage of them by spreading untruths that often end up gong viral. 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! I like the 2 political organizations you listed too. It is in the interest of the user of information to verify its accuracy. They will say and do whatever it takes to bring people in line with their beliefs and ideas because they truly believe the end justifies the means. However, one way to ascertain the reliability of a website is to search written sources for duplicate information. . 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