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New publication on credibility

1 November 2012

My article, entitled, “College students’ credibility judgments and heuristics concerning Wikipedia,” has been accepted by Information Processing & Management. This study is a continuum of my research interest in user information behavior in Web 2.0 environments. In particular, I have been interested in college students’ credibility judgments concerning user-generated content such as Wikipedia. Based on the theory of bounded rationality and the heuristic-systematic model, this study examined: 1) whether a peripheral cue and subject knowledge influenced the credibility judgments in the context of Wikipedia; and 2) whether certain factors affected heuristic processing in the context of Wikipedia.

Read the full paper here.

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