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ERIC Number: EJ1094144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Improving Vocational Students' Consideration of Source Information When Deciding about Science Controversies
Stadtler, Marc; Scharrer, Lisa; Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Rouet, Jean-Fran├žois; Bromme, Rainer
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v29 n4 p705-729 Apr 2016
We present an empirical investigation of a classroom training fostering vocational students' consideration of source information when deciding about science-based controversies. The training was specifically aimed at raising students' awareness of the division of cognitive labor and the resulting need to take a source's competence into account when deciding whom to trust. Data were collected from a training group and a waiting list control group in a pretest-posttest design. The results show that students benefitted from the training in terms of their inclination to agree with pertinent expert sources rather than low-pertinent experts and to refer to the source of information to justify their judgment. Source memory was not affected by the training.
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Language: English
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