Development and Validation of the Scientific Reasoning Scale

  title={Development and Validation of the Scientific Reasoning Scale},
  author={Caitlin Drummond and Baruch Fischhoff},
Scientific findings and innovations play an important role in a range of decisions faced by nonscientists, yet little is known about the skills that nonscientists need in order to read and evaluate scientific evidence. Drawing on research in public understanding of science, cognitive developmental psychology, and behavioral decision research, we develop an individual difference measure of scientific reasoning skills, defined as the skills needed to evaluate scientific findings in terms of the… CONTINUE READING


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