Learning Goal: I’m working on a research & summaries discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For this discussion, find a media report (newspaper, website, etc.) that describes the results of a study. Next, find a copy of the same study reported in a science journal. You will then compare the media’s version of the report with what the author reports in the journal. Is the media reporting all results? Do they properly explain any caveats from the scientific journal?
Clarification Just want to be sure you all know that the discussion calls for you to compare a scientific study to a news report covering the study. Not just the topic in general. For example, if I want to cover a news article and find one on opioid abuse in WV, I don’t just find any opioid study and compare them – I have to find the specific one referenced in the news article. Similarly, I do not just want to find an interesting scientific study and then discuss how the news media covers that topic generally.