Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/15/21: Retraction Watch and Filter Bubble

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Previously, we looked at the CRAAP test, a way to evaluate how credible we find information on the web to be. But what about scientific information as it appears in original journal articles. Many scientific articles are difficult for lay people to understand. Even with peer review, scientific articles can go out of date or later prove to be inaccurate. How can we know if scientific articles are still accurate? Retraction Watch can help. But even with the CRAAP test and Retraction Watch, we still have another information problem on the web, “filter bubbles.” Here’s why.