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INFORMATION LITERACY &

TYPES OF MEDIA
MODULE 03 MEIL
INFORMATION LITERACY
➢ Information literate person possesses the skills and
techniques for measuring the value of information
and molding this information to suit their needs…,
RELEVANCE VALIDITY RELIABILITY

DATA, INFO. & knowledge

TIMELINESS ACCURACY COMPLETENESS

LAU(2013)
WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED?
INFORMATION QUALITY:

RELEVANCE
1. RELEVANCE
➢In searching for info. It is important to consider
what suits your needs.

✓ Will this info. Support your stand in an issue?


✓ What is its target audience??
✓ Does it match what you need??
✓ Does it respond to the purpose of your
research?
VALIDITY
2. RELEVAN
➢Info. Must not merely be from anyone or
anywhere.
➢Information from reliable sources are significantly
more valid than those from questionable sources.
RELIABILITY
3. RELEVAN
➢Measured by its consistency.
➢Verified and supported by collated facts to be
consider reliable.
TIMELINESS
4. RELEVAN
➢Information must also be Timely.
➢Info. Evolve & expand through the years.
ACCURACY
5. RELEVAN
➢“information ought to have the condition or
quality of being true”(Lau(2013)).
➢Relies on the information’s verification by other
alike sources and supporting evidence.
COMPLETENESS
6. RELEVAN
➢ Partial information may be considered unreliable
because of it being just a small part of a bigger
picture…
➢It must suit what is needed by the researcher…
WHERE IS INFORMATION LOCATED & WHERE TO
ACCESS INFORMATION??...
Caroll Community College has identified the ff. criteria of
selecting the best information sources.

1. An information literate individual knows that not all


sources of information are the same. In selecting the
best source for a particular topic, there might be various
places where you can get it.
2. Selecting the best information source is part of
the evaluation of information.

3. The internet is not always the best source for


information, although it may contain a lot…
4. It is best to know your topic first by its overview
or background before you delve into any other
resource material to understand what kind of
specific info. You are looking for….
5. No type of media source is better than other
types…
Electronic sources are not always the better
source than print..
most important thing is the relevance, the
timeliness , validity and accuracy of its content….
Format is not really account for everything….
Basic information sources
and its characteristics

Books
 the most common and often most reliable source. This is
the best source to start with in researching a topic. Books
often contain organized information collected from
various sources so it is wise to obtain the necessary
background information on the topic from them.
Scholarly articles
 these are considered professional literature, as experts or
scholars of a specific field composed it. These articles have
been peer-reviewed. You may rely on this type of source if
you’re looking for specific statistics or data or opinions on
issues.

Other periodicals
 this type of source mainly includes popular magazines, and
news sources like newspapers. Contributors, writers, editors,
and reporters write individual articles on various and relevant
topics regularly.
Internet
 this contains a wide variety of sources but also a known self-
publishing medium.
 Unlike other types of sources, internet has paved the way for
published but not reviewed information. The hardest part of
obtaining this source is the evaluation which may take time.
Ethical Use of Information

 Citing
 Quoting
Paraphrasing
Types of Media
 Print Media
 Broadcast Media
 New Media