5. The personal relevance frame

Is personal perception the only measure of 'truth'? How can we know that what we think of as true, is true?

Is personal perception the only measure of 'truth'? How can we know that what we think of as true, is true?

“We are works in progress. And, like artists who present their work in progress to the public, we just love to talk about it.” (Damian Thompson)

Information literacy is about finding information that is relevant, credible and useful. But what information fulfils these criteria is going to be different for different people, different projects and different stages in a project. This topic encourages you to reflect on your own information needs and how to fulfil them.

It also includes information on the nature of scientific knowledge and scientific method.

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Podcast 5A: Reflection on practice

ACTIVITY: Reflecting on your IL skills

ACTIVITY: Developing an IL plan of action

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Podcast 5B: Scientific method

Recommended reading: Counterknowledge. This resource has been provided with the permission of Atlantic Books. It cannot be reused without permission.

Recommended reading: Extract from “Information Obesity”. This resource has been provided with the permission of the original copyright holder. It cannot be reused without permission.

Link to counterknowledge.com

Wikipedia’s page on scientific method

Introduction to the Scientific Method

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Move on to topic 6.

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