8 Summary of Session 2
In this session you looked at:
- how information can be obtained and some ways to assess its quality.
- how to use Google operators to fine-tune internet searches.
- filter bubbles and a possible way to avoid them.
- a short history of traditional encyclopedias, how Wikipedia compares and Wikipedia page histories. You then went on to learn about WolframAlpha, a different kind of online reference source.
- strategies for thinking critically about the reliability of websites. These include triangulation, fact-checking websites and applying the PROMPT framework for evaluating websites.
In Session 3 you will find out how the Python programming language can be used as a sort of ‘big calculator’, without needing any programming knowledge, and how this can be applied to a range of interesting questions.
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