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HowTo: assess the credibility of science reporting

October 11, 2007

ScienceWoman teaches us several tricks; here is a listing of the bulleted points:

  • Where is the article published?
  • Who wrote the article?
  • Who funded the research?
  • Was the research published in the scientific literature?
  • Were there corroborative sources in the article?
  • Where was the research done and who did it?
  • How does the reported science fit in with what you know about how the world works?

ScienceWoman explain each of these points with examples. Take a look!