Title

Criticism and Interpretation: Teaching the Persuasive Aspects of Research Articles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Abstract

Research articles are an excellent tool for promoting active learning about the scientific process. One difficulty in teaching research articles is that they address a professional audience and often seek to be persuasive as well as informative. This essay discusses pedagogical strategies that are intended to help students differentiate the purely informative aspects of research articles, such as descriptions of the methods and results, from the persuasive aspects, such as interpretation of results and critical evaluation of the work of other scientists.

Journal

Cell Biology Education Life Sciences Education

Volume

5

Issue

1

First Page

34

Last Page

38