December 28, 2009

Trust and Critical Thinking in Science Reporting: A Case Study

If you've been paying attention, you've heard me say before that I'm not a science blogger. However, over the weekend, I authored a guest post that was not merely science blogging but also blogging on a peer-reviewed publication. I wasn't thinking about it at the time, but it was an opportunity to apply some of my thoughts regarding my upcoming session on Trust and Critical Thinking for ScienceOnline, which seeks ideas on how to report science in a way that teaches readers to interact with information skeptically.

Given that, I thought I'd capture what I set out to do in my post. Mind you, all these strategies involve modeling critical thinking. I have no data on how effective modeling may be, but it's the best idea I have right now and it's fairly easy to do as a writer.

Let me know how I did at Quiche Moraine.


a said...

Will the Trust and Critical Thinking talk be recorded and uploaded for all to hear? After reading who all will be speaking, it sounds like it's going to be an interesting listen.

Stephanie Zvan said...

Barring glitches or identities that need to be protected, all sessions are to be recorded, streamed where possible, and uploaded later. Since we don't have anyone with secret identities on the panel, ours should definitely be available.