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ERIC Number: EJ1095201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Two Wrongs Make a Right: Using Pseudoscience and Reasoning Fallacies to Complement Primary Literature
Stover, Shawn
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n3 Jan 2016
Undergraduate science students benefit greatly by learning to read and interpret primary research articles. However, once they obtain a level of competence in analyzing primary literature and develop a better understanding of the nature of science, they may become frustrated by the lack of scientific literacy and objectivity demonstrated by the general public during debates of "controversial" scientific topics. A novel course has been developed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to interpret primary literature and appreciate the nature of science, as well as a better understanding of the unscientific thinking they will encounter in the real world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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