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Food Science: What’s there to be critical about? - introduction

Food science: What’s there to be critical about?

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Critical thinking skills are very important tools in academic life

Critical thinking is a skill you use all the time. In all kinds of decision making. Where will I live? Go on holiday? Buy my new bike?

But how do you use these skills when you search and select sources for your assignments?

This learning object gives you four criteria, to use in academic life:

Objectivity, Reliability, Accuracy and Relevance

In the next step you will see a statement on the subject “organic food systems”

Step 1: Organic Food Systems are good for the environment!

“Organic Food Systems are good for the environment!

– organic farming improve biodiversity, eco-efficiency and generally environmental sustainability of food systems.”


Do you agree? YES or NO

Now identify at least five sources supporting the statement.


What’s reliable and unreliable?

You have probably already sources you think are reliable and others where you’re not sure if they are reliable or not. So on that background choose now two sources, one source you think is reliable and one that you think is unreliable. And both sources should confirm the statement you choose: “yes” or “no”.
(A source is a website, an article, a book etc.)

Now select two sources out of the five you have identified….

Step 2: Choose source – and go through the four criteria steps

Now you pick one of the two and go through the next four criteria steps:

  1. Objectivity
  2. Reliability
  3. Accuracy
  4. Relevance

For each step you mark how sure you are, that this source is objective, reliable, accurate or relevant
Where 1 indicates very unsure and 5 indicates very sure

You can get some help by clicking the Hint and get a hint!
Hints are questions that helps you to interrogate the source:

·   Who authored this text?

·   Who benefits from this text?

·   What voices are being heard?

·   Whose voices are left out?

·   Is there another point of view?

Source number 1 – here we go!

 

Step 3: Your first source through criteria #1: Objective

Something is objective when it is seen in its entirety not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice, based on facts, unbiased

How sure are you that this source is objective?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Show hint

Conflict of interest?

Show hint 2

Sell something?

Step 4: Take your first source through criteria #2: Reliability

Reliability is a kind of quality control.

Have independent experts evaluated the quality of the information before it was published?

Is the publisher reputable?

How sure are you that this source is reliabel?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Show hint

Knowledgeable and acknowledged authors?

Show hint 2

Who owns the site/publisher?

Step 5: Take your first source through criteria #3: Accuracy

Accuracy is the condition or quality of being true and correct. Is there information that is extensive, detailed, and exact and can be confirmed by at least two other sources?

How sure are you that this source is accurate?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Updated source?

Show hint 2

Is the subject an aside in the source?

Step 6: Take your first source through criteria #4: Relevance

Relevance is concerned with having significance or importance in the given context.

 

How sure are you that this source is relevant?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Updated source?

Show hint 2

Fact or opinions?

Step 7: Score and reflection

Score of source 1.

Is the source useful?
Even if it does not score high on all four criteria?

Your first source through criteria #1: Objective

How sure are you that this source is objective?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Take your first source through criteria #2: Reliability

How sure are you that this source is reliabel?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Take your first source through criteria #3: Accuracy

How sure are you that this source is accurate?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Take your first source through criteria #4: Relevance

How sure are you that this source is relevant?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Step 8: Second source – go through the four criteria steps

Now you take the second sources and to go through the four criteria steps.

For each step you mark how sure you are
And you can get a hint!


Source number 2 – here we go!

Step 9: Take your second source through criteria #1: Objective

Objective is when something is seen in its entirety not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice, based on facts, unbiased

How sure are you that this source is objective?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Show hint

Conflict of interest?

Show hint 2

Sell something?

Step 10: Take your second source through criteria #2: Reliability

Reliability is a kind of quality control.

Have independent experts evaluated the quality of the information before it was published?

Is the publisher reputable?

How sure are you that this source is reliabel?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Show hint

Knowledgeable and acknowledged authors?

Show hint 2

Who owns the site/publisher?

Step 11: Take your second source through criteria #3: Accuracy

Accuracy is the condition or quality of being true and correct. Is there information that is extensive, detailed, and exact and can be confirmed by at least two other sources?

How sure are you that this source is accuret?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Show hint

Updated source?

Show hint 2

Fact or opinions?

Step 12: Take your second source through criteria #4: Relevance

Relevance is concerned with having significance or importance in the given context

How sure are you that this source is relevant?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Show hint

Updated source?

Show hint 2

Fact or opinions?

Step 13: Score and reflection

Score of source 2.

Is the source useful?
Even if it does not score high on all four criteria?

Take your second source through criteria #1: Objective

How sure are you that this source is objective?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Take your second source through criteria #2: Reliability

How sure are you that this source is reliabel?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Take your second source through criteria #3: Accuracy

How sure are you that this source is accuret?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Take your second source through criteria #4: Relevance

How sure are you that this source is relevant?

1 very unsure / 5 very sure

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Step 14: Library Resources and guides

KUB Frederiksberg logo

Relevant study resources: Food Science

Search REX

How to search literature, guidance

You are always welcome to contact the library:

HPIM5687

 

  E-mail: bibliotek@science.ku.dk

  Tel: 353 32145 (Daily 10-17)

 

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