Live session: Google is good-ish (20/10/20, 11.00-11.45)

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Time: 11.00-11.45am (BST)

This session will provide an overview on why Google may not always be the best place to search for evidence.

To sign up for the session, please complete the form below with your name and email address and you will receive a Teams calendar invite.

Registration for this session is now closed.

Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be familiar with:

  • common myths about Google
  • how search results are organised and presented (bias and search bubbles)
  • fake websites
  • AstroTurf
  • fact or opinion? 
  • problems with Google Scholar
  • Google searching including tips for searching Google (when you really have to!)
  • how and where to fact check

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

    • understand some of the problems with using Google to conduct an evidence search
    • be able to spot websites containing opinion rather than facts
    • understand not all website are created equal (fake websites)

If you have any questions please contact libraries@phe.gov.uk.

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