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Blur: Chapter 6
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What question is the most complex, challenging and important element of sifting through the news?
What evidence is presented, and how was it tested or vetted?
The question of evidence requires discipline and patience
What are the shared steps to examine and evaluate evidence?
Identify what evidence is offered and understand the nature of that evidence (much as we parsed through the basis of how source might know something)
Know how that evidence was vetted or tested and whether the countervailing evidence has been explored.
Identify what conclusions have been drawn from the evidence (explicitly and implicitly), and whether or not those conclusions are supported.
Ask whether this evidence could be used to draw different conclusions.
What are the three levels of meaning?
1. Direct or literal definition, or "signification" of information; called "denotative"
2. "Connotative", words extended meaning: what the words suggest in our minds in the context they are written or spoken
3. Emotive or "annotative"; the value we place on what we're learning, whether we consider it good or bad
What is a null hypothesis? Why is it useful? Give an example.
In layman's terms, it is a formal method of maintaining an open mind.
Useful because it forms a discipline mind when taking in information, making us as consumers. "eliminate" possibilities of what might be wrong until we identify the problem, or false information
Getting numerous tests done at the doctors office.
What 4 expectations should consumers have for sense-making news? (pg.118)
We should expect that there should be enough evidence to reasonably prove the case (we should expect to be shown evidence and be able to decide for ourselves).
We should expect that the accounts being disproved be given a fair hearing (we should see evidence that the null hypothesis or alternative understandings of the events has been explored).
We should expect the unclear or unanswered elements to be acknowledged.
We should expect the coverage of a subject to continue in some form to keep us informed of what impact, if any, its disclosure has had.
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