Strategian Teaching

Basic Rules:

*Seek information, not affirmation


*Original source + motivation/context + how you want to use = value

  • Questions to ask to get at the motivation/context behind the publication of information

*Dig deeper -do not rely on just one source

Other issues:

Predatory publishers

  • “A vast ecosystem of predatory publishers is churning out “fake science” for profit …”

Nonsense papers

  • “… this strange episode brings to mind broader questions about academic publishing, including whether way too much subpar research is being pumped out each year and whether peer review is all it’s cracked up to be … He asked a question that’s worth contemplating: “Is anyone actually reading this journal?”

Evaluation examples (class activity)