Two Wrongs Make a Right: Using Pseudoscience and Reasoning Fallacies to Complement Primary Literature

by: Shawn Stover

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.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2016Stock # jcst16_045_03_23Volume 045Issue 03

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