ERIC Number: EJ787543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 6
Data Do Not Speak for Themselves: The Role of Data in Scientific Controversies
Sadler, Troy D.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v44 n3 p113-116 Fall 2007
This article presents a learning cycle with the aim of helping students understand the evidentiary basis of scientific claims. Students consider data and interpretations as used to support contradictory views in the debate surrounding the causal relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Students apply their understandings of the role of data to explorations of other scientific controversies.
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Learning Processes, Validity, Medicine, Science and Society, Scientific Literacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Data Interpretation, Discovery Learning, Science Process Skills
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