InfoSEAD protocol and sample memo

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By Ruth Wertz1, Michael Fosmire1, Senay Purzer1, Monica E. Cardella1

Purdue University

Includes a description of the InfoSEAD protocol and an example of how a document can be analyzed using the protocol.

Version 1.0 - published on 07 Mar 2013 doi:10.4231/D3WW7702P - cite this Archived on 25 Oct 2016

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The Information Seeking, Evaluation, Application, and Documentation (InfoSEAD) protocol was developed to assess four areas of student information skills. '''Seeking:''' measuring the quantity and variety of information sources used by students '''Evaluation:''' identifying the frequency of high-quality information sources used by students '''Application:''' how well students use documented information to support an argument '''Documentation:''' completeness and accuracy in citation and appropriateness of referencing in the text

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This protocol is current as of March 4, 2013.

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