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How to tell the difference between real science and pseudoscience

Another quick tool for teaching information fluency:

10 Questions To Distinguish Real From Fake Science

1. What is the source?

2. What is the agenda?

3. What kind of language does it use?

4. Does it involve testimonials?

5. Are there claims of exclusivity?

6. Is there mention of a conspiracy of any kind?

7. Does the claim involve multiple unassociated disorders?

8. Is there a money trail or a passionate belief involved?

9. Were real scientific processes involved?

10. Is there expertise?

Check out the details in the original articles:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2012/11/08/10-questions-to-distinguish-real-from-fake-science/2/

http://www.doublexscience.org/2011/12/real-science-vs-fake-science-how-can.html

Stephen

Posted on: November 27, 2012, 7:05 am Category: Uncategorized