Information Formats, Information Creation: Test Your Knowledge

Trudi Jacobson
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Trudi Jacobson
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People create information for many different purposes and audiences. You would like to select the best information for your needs. Test your knowledge of information formats and the reasoning behind the selection of particular ways to convey a message.

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Question 1

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Scholarly articles are the only sources that can be used for academic research at the University.
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  • True
  • False

Question 2

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Scholars frequently add their contributions to the conversation in their fields by writing scholarly articles. Which of the following formats might they also use to convey information about their research? Select all of the answers you think are correct.
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  • Blog posts
  • Books
  • Tweets
  • Conference proceedings
  • Newspaper editorials

Question 3

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You've just searched for information sources and found one that looks helpful. What type of source is this? Check all that apply. (Please note accurate formatting of citations is not possible in this quiz program.) Kaya, Tugberk, and Huseyin Bicen. “The effects of social media on students’ behaviors; Facebook as a case study,” Computers in Human Behavior 59 (2016): 374-379. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.036.
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  • Book
  • Journal article
  • Conference proceeding
  • Book chapter
  • Primary source

Question 4

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What type of source is this? Check all that apply. Lassota von Steblau, Erich. Habsburgs and Zaporozhian Cossacks: The Diary of Erich von Steblau, 1594. Edited by Lubomyr R. Wynar. Translated by Orest Subtelny. Littleton, CO: Ukrainian Academic Press, 1975.
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  • Book
  • Journal article
  • Conference proceeding
  • Book chapter
  • Primary source

Question 5

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And another source. Please check all the categories that apply. Wallis, Lauren, and Andrew Battista. “The Politics of Information.” In Metaliteracy in Practice, edited by Trudi E. Jacobson and Thomas P. Mackey, 23-45. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2016.
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  • Book
  • Scholarly article
  • Conference proceeding
  • Book chapter
  • Primary source

Question 6

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And one last source. Please identify, and check all that apply. Roberts, Eleanor. “Daring to Be Present: An Interview with Carlyle Reedy,” Contemporary Theatre Review 25 no. 4 (2015): 561-572. doi: 10.1080/10486801.2015.1032947.
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  • Book
  • Journal article
  • Book chapter
  • Conference proceeding
  • Primary source

Question 7

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In some of the previous questions, you identified types of sources. Let's now think through the creation process behind these published sources. Consider some of the factors why an author or scholar selects a particular format and delivery mode to convey a message A scholar who has written a book has selected a very different creation process than one who has written an article. Which of the following reasons would make sense for the scholar's decision to write a book? The scholar...
Answer
  • has selected an in-depth approach to a topic to investigate.
  • is providing an overview of a topic.
  • expects the book to sell lots of copies in the local bookshop.
  • has selected the format that other members of his field value most highly
  • plans to update his content frequently

Question 8

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Why might scholars decide to write articles, rather than some other using some other format to convey their messages? Select all of the following that are feasible.
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  • The field the scholars are in might value scholarly articles most highly.
  • The scholars don't think their messages are very important, certainly not important enough to write a book.
  • The scholars feels it is important for their work to be validated by the peer review process.
  • The scholars would like the information to be available immediately.
  • The scholars understand that publishing in a prestigious journal adds to the impact of their messages.

Question 9

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Why might a scholar decide to present a message via a blog post? Select the answers that are accurate.
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  • The scholar feels it is important to get the message out in a very timely manner.
  • The scholar would like to encourage feedback from readers.
  • The scholar knows that the content will change frequently, and can write subsequent post to do so.
  • The scholar would like to write for a different audience, one beyond those in the field he or she works in.
  • The scholar would like the ideas to go through a review process by knowledgeable peers.

Question 10

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You have decided that you would like to share ideas about a particular area in which you are an expert, and would like to create something extensive enough to start teaching this area of expertise to others. Consider the following possibilities. Which might you decide to use to convey your message? Obviously, there is no right answer, though some might be more conducive than others to teaching. As you consider the options presented here, think about why you are selecting a particular format , and why you have possibly rejected others. Don't select one just because it is comfortable or easy for you, but rather, one that will meet your goals.
Answer
  • Facebook
  • YouTube video
  • Blog post
  • Tweet
  • Pinterest collection
  • Article in a trade publication (a magazine for people in a particular field)
  • A book (could be with a traditional publisher, or a self-publishing option such as Lulu or Amazon)
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