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Judging the plausibility of arguments in scientific texts: a student–scientist comparison

von der Mühlen, Sarah ; Richter, Tobias ; Schmid, Sebastian ; Schmidt, Elisabeth Marie ; Berthold, Kirsten


The ability to evaluate scientific claims and evidence is an important aspect of scientific literacy and requires various epistemic competences. Readers spontaneously validate presented information against their knowledge and beliefs but differ in their ability to strategically evaluate the soundness of informal arguments. The present research investigated how students of psychology, compared to ...


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