5 Reasons It’s So Hard To Think Like A Scientist | Research Digest


Part of the problem seems to be that we infer our understanding of scientific text based on how well we have comprehended the language used.

This means that popular science stories written in layman’s language can contribute to false confidence.

This “fluency bias” can also apply to science lectures: a recent study found that students overestimated the knowledge they’d derived from a science lecture when it was delivered by an engaging speaker.

It doesn’t take a lot to dazzle the average newspaper or magazine reader using the superficial props of science, be that formulas, graphics or jargon.

Source: 5 Reasons It’s So Hard To Think Like A Scientist – Research Digest

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