A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...
The survey doesn't address the inability of students to judge the credibility of a source without direct instruction in this area. Students are Googling specific questions and taking the first source at the top of the results list regardless of who wrote it, oftentimes another student somewhere else in the world. They don't stop to think logically--does this even make sense?
They don't cross reference. They don't see the loops that exist (Source A sites Source B which sites Source C which sites Source A).
Via Joyce Valenza