Coffee and Conversation!. Article discussion on bias and information seeking -- August 7

Lorri Zipperer Lorri at ZPM1.COM
Mon Aug 4 13:25:01 UTC 2014

Coffee and Conversation!

Is your searching/information seeking biased?

Take a break and join us for an informal discussion on bias in information


Our discussion will focus on the following questions:

.        Can bias affect information seeking/information retrieval?  If yes,
what is the bias and how does it impact information seeking?


.        What should we be aware of within our own thinking when searching?


.        What steps/actions can we take to reduce the impact of bias in our

Lorri Zipperer, Rebecca Graves and Barb Jones will be discussing the
following articles:

Windschitl, PD, Scherer, AM, Smith, AR, Rose, JP.  "Why so confident? The
influence of outcome desirability on selective exposure and likelihood
judgment." (2013) Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120
(1), pp. 73-86.


Scherer, AM, Windschitl, PD and Smith AR.  "Hope to be right: Biased
information seeking following arbitrary and informed predictions" (2013)
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 49 (1) pp. 106-112.

Hart, W, etal.  "Feeling validated versus being correct: a meta-analysis of
selective exposure to information" Psychological Bulletin, 2009, 135 (4),
ppl 555-588.


Please join us on August 7th at 2:30 CT,/1:30 MT/3:30 ET/12:30 PT).  


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We'll be learning together and hope you can join us.



Barbara Jones, MLS

Missouri/Library Advocacy Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

MidContinental Region

J Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO  65212

Jonesbarb at





Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian

Zipperer Project Management

lorri at

Skype: lzipperer


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