Use of Digital Resources Among Social Scientists: An Evaluative Study

Use of Digital Resources Among Social Scientists: An Evaluative Study

S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3559-2.ch001
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Abstract

Information is more important for decision makers, policy makers, planners, technologists, scientists, doctors, lawyers, etc. Information is a livelihood for many people. One can imagine the importance and the role of information from the fact that in America most of the people are working in information service sectors. User needs and the requirements are also changed in the technology-driven society. Information is not only available in one source but scattered in different forms as well. The findings of the study show the respondent satisfaction of various e-resources. About e-books 28.68% of respondents were satisfied followed by 27.50% neutral, 16.03% respondents dissatisfied, 14.70% respondents highly dissatisfied, and only 13.09% respondent highly satisfied. About e-journal, 35.15% were satisfied and 30.73% highly satisfied with only 0.73% highly dissatisfied.
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Jaworski, et al. (2014) the popularization of the Internet made it a primary information source for many people. Unfortunately quality of information available on the Internet varies. Therefore, evaluation of credibility of web page content, especially while making important decisions like those concerning health care, medical information, and large purchases, is crucial, but users often lack a necessary knowledge. The main goal of the paper is to study to what extent the textual content of a webpage determines its credibility evaluations. This goal is achieved by an experiment in which we ask respondents to rate webpage credibility as well as credibility and importance of each statement from this site. We formulate a number of hypotheses about the nature of the dependence between webpage and statements credibility and we test these hypotheses on the data obtained from experiment. The evaluation of those hypotheses is essential for design of classifier that will aggregate statement credibility into webpage credibility score.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Search Engine: A web search engine or Internet search engine is a software system that is designed to carry out web search (Internet search), which means to search the World Wide Web in a systematic way for particular information specified in a textual web search query.

Information Sources: An information source is a person, thing, or place from which information comes, arises, or is obtained. Information sources can be known as primary or secondary.

E-Resources: An electronic resource is defined as a resource which require computer access or any electronic product that delivers a collection of data, be it text referring to full text bases, electronic journals, image collections, other multimedia products and numerical, graphical or time based, as a commercially available title that has been published with an aim to being marketed.

Database: A database is an organized collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically from a computer system.

Internet: The internet is a globally connected network system that uses TCP/IP to transmit data via various types of media.

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