The survey

Following previous research into citizen response to information presented as fact during the 2017 elections in the United Kingdom, we are seeking to gather examples from library and information professionals of their experience of being asked to check facts. The survey consists of a mix of multiple choice and open questions that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. There are 9 questions in total. All data will be held anonymously and only if they wish to participate in further research are respondents asked for personal information in order for the research team to contact them.
We appreciate respondents taking the time to complete this survey.
Here is a link to our most recent research presented at the 'Not a Fake News Conference' in June 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/LLRLibrary/information-search-engagement-and-fake-news-debating-the-research-agenda-around-fake-news-rita-marcella

Professor Rita Marcella and Dr Graeme Baxter, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
If you'd like more information about this project please contact r.c.marcella@rgu.ac.uk

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* 1. In which of the following do you work?

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* 2. Please indicate your job title

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* 3. Please describe a situation in which you were asked as an information professional to check information presented as fact.

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* 4. How did you check whether the information was factually correct, i.e. which sources did you consult?

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* 5. Were you able to provide a simple answer (whether correct or incorrect)?

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* 6. Have you any other examples of interesting requests for a fact to be checked? If so please describe briefly below.

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* 7. Please provide, in the box below, a link to any materials you provide for users on fact checking.

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* 8. Have you any other comments on fact checking and the role of libraries and information services?

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* 9. If you would be prepared to be involved in an interview as part of further research, please give your name, organisation and email in the text box below and one of the research team will be in touch.

Many thanks to everyone for completing the survey.

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