Faculty Publications

Title

Commentary: Advances in research on sourcing—source credibility and reliable processes for producing knowledge claims

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Epistemic cognition, Reliable processes, Sourcing, Testimony, Trust

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Reading and Writing

Volume

29

Issue

8

First Page

1701

Last Page

1717

Abstract

In our commentary on this excellent set of articles on Sourcing in the Reading Process, we endeavor to synthesize the findings from the seven articles and discuss future research. We discuss significant contributions related to source memory, source evaluation, use of sources in action and belief, integration of information from multiple sources, and instruction in sourcing. Next we discuss several issues for future research raised by these articles, including expert sourcing, embedded sources, epistemic justice, and explanations of disagreement. Finally, we argue that the credibility of sources and their claims is determined by the reliability of the processes used by the sources to produce their claims. Our focus on the reliability of processes used by sources has implications for understanding sourcing processes, for evaluating normative claims about which sources are most reliable, for explaining how people evaluate sources, and for developing instruction on sourcing.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2016

DOI of published version

10.1007/s11145-016-9675-3

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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