Interesting Sources

http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/29/chapter-3-attitudes-and-beliefs-on-science-and-technology-topics/#vaccines-and-access-to-experimental-treatments-18-point-gap

A lot of statistics about differences in opinion between the general U.S. public and scientists on scientific issues (such as climate change and nuclear power plants)’

 

http://climate.nasa.gov/effects/

A very good set of introductory pages to climate change. They don’t have super advanced information on climate change, but they act as a very good introductory source.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/02/this-is-where-distrust-of-science-really-comes-from-and-its-not-just-your-politics/

This article from the Washington post says a lot about distrust of scientists and has links to a lot of good statistics.

Post written component update

As I finish writing the research paper component of the project, I can’t help but think that I altered my topic too many times. I initially wanted to bring statistics into the writing component, but I realized that it wouldn’t be done in time. I then shifted it to distrust of scientists in relation to global warming, but found that there weren’t enough interesting connections to draw. I finally shifted the focus to distrust of science in general, as well as the growing divide between popular culture and science. This let me include topics such as GM food and evolution, as well as more statistics.

Going forward, I think that I’m still going to do statistical analasys as the choice element. I found that a lot of the data that Pew research collects can be downloaded, and so I will probably use them a lot. I do wish that I found that out earlier…

Status update and generally interesting sources

I’ve slightly altered my focus on the research paper to primarily look at categories of arguments for climate change, then look at their source. I am also going to tie in general distrust of science, primarily in genetically modified foods. This should provide me with more than enough interesting material to cover and let me to separate it more from the choice element which will still be focused on statistics surrounding climate change.

Here are a few of my favorite sources so far:

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Revised Schedule

12/9 – Research done, Draft Outline done
12/16 – Full length draft
12/18 – Final Draft of written component
12/20 – Data sets for choice section found
1/4 – Statistical analysis done

I might move these deadlines around to accommodate other assignments

Introductory Research

I’ve started by looking for and through websites that present very polarized views about climate change (either extremely for or extremely against). I started on a site called Skeptical Science which examines and debunks popular arguments against climate change (a bit of a side note, it has a really cool widget which tracks the number of Hiroshima atomic bombs worth of heat that has accumulated in the atmosphere due to global warming).

(Class just finished, I’ll finish this post later.)

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