Coffee and Conversation!. Article discussion on bias and information seeking -- August 7
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
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),
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
J Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212
Jonesbarb at health.missouri.edu
Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian
Zipperer Project Management
lorri at zpm1.com
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