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RJ1969 June 3rd, 2014 10:48pm

Are you more likely to get your insight on a scientific topic from a

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06/05/14 8:52 pm

What?? I find it hard to believe that percentage of people even know how to find peer reviewed articles.

RossDMands Miami Township, OH
06/05/14 8:14 am

I prefer to conduct my own research/experiments. That way, I can actually believe the findings.

06/04/14 8:26 pm

Journal written by a highly educated scientist

06/03/14 9:33 pm

No way! I can't believe that this high of a percentage of your followers reads primary scientific literature.

RJ1969 SoCal
06/03/14 9:35 pm

Riiiiight. Apparently, I attract BS in large quantities.

susanr Colorado
06/03/14 11:51 pm

Hell, even *I* am not going to claim that I read (much) primary literature any more. (1) I would if I could; man I really miss my academic access to science journals! (2) I'm not enough of an expert in many fields to actually read the primary

susanr Colorado
06/03/14 11:51 pm

literature and truly understand it. I depend on *good* science journalists to help me with that.

Rosebud Ohio
06/03/14 6:27 pm

Most often a YouTube poison, which I then look through to find a study or information about it, as close to first hand as possible.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/14 4:16 pm

I would pick journal, but apparently PLoS ONE isn't exactly the same as every other peer reviewed journal because it's, you know, peer reviewed. And accessible online without a fee. So I guess my vote is journal, only better.

06/03/14 4:07 pm

This is a trick question.
The correct answer, from Rj's perspective is "RJ."

commonsense America isnt racist
06/03/14 4:00 pm

I use a few science news apps. So I guess journalist? Not sure

RJ1969 SoCal
06/03/14 4:01 pm

That's a gray area.

RJ1969 SoCal
06/03/14 4:02 pm

Often, in their effort to write a story, they attach a link to the original work, which is ok by me.

commonsense America isnt racist
06/03/14 4:08 pm

My favorite science app is "science 360 radio". It's like pbs but all about science.

RJ1969 SoCal
06/03/14 3:57 pm

100% so far? Really?

This poll needs a BS detector. I seriously doubt everyone pays hundreds of dollars a year per journal.

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/03/14 8:56 pm

Probably, although students get them for free (that is, via tuition) at many colleges.

fredd TrumpLand
06/03/14 3:53 pm

Lol, science journalism is awful. Media outlets either grossly misinterpret something to talk up the Doom and Gloom factor, or they treat science like a debate club, with ONE advocate on each side of an issue.

RJ1969 SoCal
06/03/14 3:55 pm

I find they try and present it in their standard "story" format. A quote here. A 'fact' presented out of context. A zippy line that states how a topic of interest is just flat-out misunderstood. Journalist follow a format taught to them to

RJ1969 SoCal
06/03/14 3:55 pm

entice customers and not to properly convey information.

fredd TrumpLand
06/03/14 6:06 pm

True. They often open up with a person or family affected, then explain the science behind it. I guess that's how it's done in journalism school.

RJ1969 SoCal
06/03/14 6:17 pm

It's supposed to be emotional. It's supposed to make the reader "connect". It's formulated.

It's not the way facts should be delivered.

susanr Colorado
06/03/14 11:49 pm

There are some good science journalists, but you have to hunt for them.