Information evaluation skills of social science researchers: an assessment

Singh, Rajesh ; Kumar, Shailendra

Abstract

To assess the information evaluation skills of social science researchers, data was collected using questionnaires from 520 respondents belonging to 4 universities in Delhi. Analysis of data shows that 66.9% of researchers had information evaluation skills (IES). Among the institutions studied, researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and those from the field of economics, and those respondents having less than one-year research experience were found to have a higher level of information evaluation skills.

Keyword(s)

Information evaluation; Evaluation of information; Information skills, Information literacy; Social science researchers; University of Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia; Jawarharlal Nehru University; Indira Gandhi National Open University

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