Even when I think I already know something, before I spread the word through my writing or conversation, I research to make sure. There really is Fake News out there and you might be surprised where it gets started sometimes. The same news story will be reported very differently on ABC, CBS, CNN, and in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, etc. accuracy of information, although accuracy and reliability describe different aspects of information (Templeton & Franklin 1992). Evaluating information encourages you to think critically about the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, point of view or bias of information sources. 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. Accuracy and Reliability of Internet Resources Providing Information on Obstructive Sleep Apnea J Clin Sleep Med. 0000032049 00000 n 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. In many cases, you can improve the reliability by taking in more number of tests and subjects. They want you to buy their product or use their service. If that were true, why are there so many more sources which are not considered reliable. Never assume that because someone is well known that they are being factual. ." 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. Hence, the job of maintaining accuracy in data entry assumes utmost importance as this information is being used by businesses for making key decisions. I always try to find a differing view, and those views are usually 70% correct, while the "acceptable sources" are proven wrong. So I think you need an advise take it from professionals and not from online sites or just anyone. Those in power are not able to track and compute accurately with this randomness so the best thing to do is continue being random! A good questionnaire should be able to establish qualities of reliability and validity for it to be able to produce correct information concerning a particular topic. From The Free Dictionary: "We do not know the origin of hornswoggle. Compared to the misinformation spread through forwarded emails, Wiki is very nearly angelic and very close to godly. 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, I don't think my personal opinion is all that important. Again, verify the statement or belief. In every case you need to determine what is fact and what is opinion. Question: How would you ensure that information is suitably accurate? 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. Very credible. Undergraduate and graduate students must have a green GU360 badge and a reservation to enter the library. It takes only seconds in many cases. I called the insurance company and asked them about the rates for the different models. 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. On the whole, the web encyclopedia is fairly reliable, but Life's Little Mysteries own small investigation produced mixed results. It really depends on the media source you choose to listen to. "The dumb always 'out bread' the smart . 6. Do not be hornswoggled. 0000004049 00000 n 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. 0000031918 00000 n None give specific medical advice that I know of. The internet is full of websites that were started five minutes ago. I’m sure your sister was more beautiful, and I do consider it an honor that you would even compare me to her. Reliability shows how trustworthy is the score of the test. Reliability of Information Information is said to be reliable if it can be verified and evaluated. Data accuracy and reliability are very important concerns in doing good research because inaccurate and unreliable data lead to spurious or wrong conclusions. That doesn’t necessarily mean incorporating what we learn into our lives, although it might. In experiments, the question of reliability can be overcome by repeating the experiments again and again. To learn what is meant by the validity, reliability, and accuracy of information 4. No Fox News. The only time I’m not open to listening is when I’ve heard the same old song before. 0000025151 00000 n Freedom of speech makes it possible for anyone to write whatever they wish online within certain limitations. Research: Chapter 33 – pages 270-285. Sharing. I just wish now that they would advertise hubs that are related on my articles instead of throwing things on their willy nilly just to take up space. Accuracy • What is the purpose of the website? Does any respected source list them as a credible authority or expert on the subject they are commenting on or promoting? 0000025574 00000 n Everyone has an agenda, and if you can determine what that agenda is, you will have an advantage in determining why someone says or writes what they do. Margaret Perrottet from San Antonio, FL on February 12, 2013: Good article, reminding us of the importance of checking your facts. Telling the truth but not wholly is of no use. I agree with the sites that you mentioned as being trustworthy. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on September 16, 2012: Lesley T, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. As a PSYC major, I know well that it is basically impossible to avoid slanting any report or editorial to one's own beliefs. Anyone can write anything they wish pretty much anywhere. Answer: I have listed several sources of dependable information in this article. As you stated in this hub, before reading an article try to get a gauge on the past agenda of the news source. the information on the social media is reliable? If it is an advertiser, their agenda is pretty obvious. These aspects relate to the origin of the information as well as its quality. Just because a book, article, or website matches your search criteria and thus seems, at face value, to be relevant to your research, does not mean that it … The Onion is one of those, but there are many others. 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. In an effort to be "balanced," reporters tend to give equal time (or at least a nod) to the tiny minority of scientists that say climate change is not happening, while the overwhelming majority of the scientific community agree that climate change is real and being contributed to by human activity, disagreeing only on details like how much humans are contributing to the change, and/or what ought to be done about it. 0000024201 00000 n I recommend reading a variety of newspapers, magazines, and books, to get a complete picture of any subject. I personally expect to use more than one source for any article or research paper I write. It's no wonder that we seek to streamline our understanding of the world by accepting much, and questioning little. It is in the interest of the user of information to verify its accuracy. For certain topics, how old the information is can impact its reliability and accuracy. Agree that Wiki should never be more than a basic reference for general information, but often that's all most people want anyway. In every case you should verify that the information someone is giving you is accurate and factual. At least then, big decisions won't be made which are counter to the majorities comfort zone. Even so, you should be aware of political bias. 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. 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. 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! Just because something was stated persuasively, or convincingly, by your favorite politician, actor, singer, author, or best friend, does not make it fact. When you find new information for your family tree, check for inconsistencies. Many reporters are biased towards "balance." The Concepts Statement identifies as its components representational faithfulness, verifiability, neutrality, completeness and freedom from bias. All he needs to do is just copy couple of blogs from any site and put a new one under his name. Reliability is about the consistency of a measure, and validity is about the accuracy of a measure. 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. Understand the logic, the "normal" quotable sources and the intention of your post. I do not mean to take away from it. :( ). Accuracy of Information Accuracy refers to the closeness of the report to the actual data. You are correct in that I am in the U.S., Texas to be specific, but I am not a Texan. During President Clinton's years in office, the conservatives referred to CNN as the "Clinton News Network" based on its pro-administration reports. Maybe we have ancestors in common? My big concern is with the general public accepting anything in print or on television as accurate -- including forwards in their email. The reliability and validity of a measure is not established by any single study but by the pattern of results across multiple studies. Is it free of spelling errors? Very difficult for everyone in this country to fit into one of the only 2 that really have a say. Medical advise is given best by people with no medical background . That is just one example. There were some Irish too, but I can’t remember the name. Two follow-up tests, using a more accurate polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test, showed the governor didn’t have the virus. The only people who will be impressed with your misinformed opinions, whether written or spoken, will be people as uninformed as you are, so take the time to be as accurate as possible and to get the facts. Interrater reliability (also called interobserver reliability) measures the degree of … 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. Still looking forward to your first hub . If the information is linked to an organization, try to determine the reliability of the sponsoring organization. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 22, 2014: Peggy W, thank you for pinning this article! board. Do not assume anything. Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell. Consistency: Is the given dataset consistent and correlative with different representations of the same information across multiple datasets? If the site name ends with .edu, it is most likely an educational institution. The assessment of reliability and validity is an ongoing process. For political fact checking, I like to use the fact checkers such as Politifact and Factcheck.org. You can't stop that train. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 22, 2012: I have to keep reading this hub, it is that informative and useful. we, the people" (HA!) 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. I noted we are to have mid 90s for the whole first week of September. Both Parties in this country have their own agenda, and like anything else, people do not usually join a Party any more than they would join a club that had values greatly different from their own. . Can the end users trust what is on the financial statements? Everything, including novels and anything on TV, the Internet, or in print will have a slant depending on the person's viewpoint who is writing and/or directing it. Sharing with followers, Pinning, and Tweeting. . emotional, objective, professional, etc.)? 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. Some other words of this ilk are absquatulate, also first appearing in the 1820s, skedaddle, first attested in 1861 in Missouri, and discombobulate, first recorded in 1916.". The FASB described three attributes that all reliable financial information has: verifiability, representational faithfulness, and neutrality. To understand the distinction between ‘primary’ and ‘secondary sources’ of information 3. 0000003833 00000 n Specificity -- the ability to correctly identify those without the disease -- ranged from 82% to 100%. 1. GB has more parties that take different stances. Learn the truth before spreading misinformation or lies. One has to learn what is dependable and accurate. Aldrich, Rothermel, Humphrey, Van Buskirk, Hagaboon, Cronkite, Wood, and Clark. Sometimes, the accuracy of a source will be very important. Hope you are staying cool. . Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 13, 2013: This is a very informative hub. Reliability - Is the source of information reliable? Research the person who is making the statement. I can be very sarcastic and I have a dry sense of humor most often. 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. 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. It's no wonder we're all in such a mess. �O8VG�~�/82�qi��rwNEĂ�G�;b��.�i��. You only have to Google your question to verify this information. Whether you like it or not, listen to news that is slanted both liberal and conservative so that you get a better picture of what is happening. 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! I don't mind sites where someone tells their story but when looking for anything medical I go to Mayo clinic. Publication company is also a good way to check the reliability … It's especially true in politics. We now can trust no one to tell us 100% of the truth 100% of the time. Some have been reunited, but at this moment in time, there are still more than 500 children separated from their parents even though the deadline for accomplishing this was July 26, 2018 at 3:48 PM. The study also determined that completeness of these Wikipedia articles was lowest (68%) in the category "pharmacokinetics" and highest (91.3%) in the category … For some reason people tend to accept whatever these email forwards say without question, never even wondering who originated the ‘forward’ or whether there is even a single word of accuracy in them. It would be unethical at the least to do that when they haven't examined the patient, etc. How credible is the information? To learn what is meant by the validity, reliability, and accuracy of information 4. I do appreciate your time to read my hub and to share your point of view! If the website is owned and maintained by Harvard Medical Center or similar, chances are good the info is credible. H�b```f``�f`e``���π �l�,' | �``�) b�x��&'cF��G�?n0x����v��9�ڸ��i�ѽ;��>_>��m��� �����~�&�J!��vV#.��e,���e~"�g6��&K��w˭V�pb��8����B�����^}'=�f[�6hr�!��5/>�pL� This refers to how sure you can be that the information is correct. To consider further the distinction between ‘facts’ and ‘truth’ 6. 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. by Genealogy.com. ;). Margaret Perrottet from San Antonio, FL on February 12, 2013: Good article, reminding us of the importance of checking your facts. 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. My husband would always ask me, "Why are you listening to that numb skull?" 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