“Drinking wine before bed now officially makes you skinny.”
quantitative researchScientific evidence is based on observations, but media accounts often rely on inferences, conclusions or interpretations rather than evidence. The purpose of this discussion is for you to use critical thinking skills in evaluating information that is provided by the media.
Part I. Evaluate the article “Drinking wine before bed now officially makes you skinny.”
Writing in APA style, please answer the following:
a. What is the major claim made in the article?
b. What evidence does the author present to support the claim?
c. Is the evidence based on observations or inference?
d. Does the author identify the source (scientists) or organizations? Do they include a reference to a peer reviewed journal?
e. Is the argument for the claim logical?
f. Does the author rely on emotional or objective statements? Identify specific examples of language used in the article to demonstrate this.
g. Based on the information presented in the article, would you accept or reject the claim either entirely or tentatively?
h. Finally, what are some ways you can go about finding the original source(s) mentioned in the article? .
Part II. List the name of the article you will investigate for your Week 7 assignment. You will need to find multiple sources (ideally the original source) to investigate the claims in the article. Additional instructions under Week 7 assignment (at this point you just need to choose an article).
Click on the link of possible articles to choose from.