Dealing with user generated content Adjusting Information managers' source selection and information quality assessment Je...
 
Focus of the Research <ul><li>Information Quality Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Source Selection </li></ul><ul><li>… of onl...
<ul><li>Recent evolution trends on the internet  (Web2.0 ??) </li></ul><ul><li>Shift of the Informational Landscape </li><...
Research Question <ul><ul><li>How would  Pete select and include new types of online sources to his work and assess the qu...
Fieldwork Methodology : Phase 1 <ul><li>List of criteria to assess information quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority </l...
Fieldwork Methodology: Phase 2 <ul><li>In-depth semi-directive interviews </li></ul><ul><li>20 informants out of 50 from p...
<ul><li>Conceptualizing evolution trends on internet (Web 2.0??) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Web 2.0” phrase usable for academ...
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Research report presentation @ Ecera Summer School

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Presentation made during a student workshop of the Ecrea Summer School. It illustrate a 10 page paper presentation and have been followed by a 3 parties responses (1 student, 1 lecturer and the flow manager) and an open-ended discussion with the group.

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Research report presentation @ Ecera Summer School

  1. 1. Dealing with user generated content Adjusting Information managers' source selection and information quality assessment Jeremy Depauw – jdepauw@ulb.ac.be
  2. 3. Focus of the Research <ul><li>Information Quality Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Source Selection </li></ul><ul><li>… of online sources </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Recent evolution trends on the internet (Web2.0 ??) </li></ul><ul><li>Shift of the Informational Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Blurring limit between Info producers / Consumers </li></ul><ul><li>New formats of online sources </li></ul><ul><li>User Generated Content </li></ul><ul><li>Social Software </li></ul>Context of the research
  4. 5. Research Question <ul><ul><li>How would Pete select and include new types of online sources to his work and assess the quality of that information ? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Fieldwork Methodology : Phase 1 <ul><li>List of criteria to assess information quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Declined in a checklist of 76 sub-criteria </li></ul><ul><li>(Cook, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Formats typical the recent Internet trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File-sharing platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Kolbitsh & Maurer 2006) </li></ul>50 IM pro’s - 1 question repeated - Administrated by myself - @ their office
  6. 7. Fieldwork Methodology: Phase 2 <ul><li>In-depth semi-directive interviews </li></ul><ul><li>20 informants out of 50 from phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the analysis of data from Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Selection criteria still to be identified </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Conceptualizing evolution trends on internet (Web 2.0??) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Web 2.0” phrase usable for academic purposes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to do with non-academic literature about Web 2.0 ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria to recruit to 50 informants? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of informants for both questionnaires and interviews? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theoretical framework requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Securing both theory and methodology to academic requirements? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional precautions because of home-made concepts ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional precautions because of crossing theoretical approaches? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you very much ! </li></ul></ul>

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