Course Learning Outcome: Demonstrate information literacy and be able to work with evidence
Goal: Increase students’ awareness of the need to recognize their own bias when approaching research
Specifically, students will be able to
1) Pre-video discussion questions:
Consider these questions as we watch a video narrated by researcher Mike Rugg. He will be discussing his own experience with Bigfoot and academic bias.
2) YouTube Video: Researcher Mike Rugg talks about his Bigfoot Sightings and Academic Bias
3) Post-video discussion questions:
Avoiding Researcher Bias
After watching the Bigfoot video and discussing it in class, think about how you can avoid researcher bias as you begin searching for information. Answer these questions as you consider your research paper assignment.