I am definitely of the same sentiment as these authors, especially when it comes to the 'proofs' of non-hypotheses (like: there's no such thing as learning styles) to which we have been subjected over the years. Here's what the authors say: "We’re frankly sick of seeing such nonsensical ‘proofs of the null’ and claims of non-association in presentations, research articles, reviews and instructional materials." Underlying this is a reaction against the idea of a statistical 'proof' of an all-or-nothing statement. "Inferences should be scientific, and that goes far beyond the merely statistical... eradicating categorization will help to halt overconfident claims, unwarranted declarations of ‘no difference’ and absurd statements about ‘replication failure’ when the results from the original and replication studies are highly compatible."
You start either with an audience to speak to, or something to say. From there, you either tailor your message to your audience, or (better) you find an audience for what you have to say. Most of this video interview is focused on the latter, and people teaching students how to connect online will find this video, and the post its attached to, to be quite a useful resource. Having watched the video, I now see how I could maybe have been more useful, for example, by referring to something i wrote ages ago, How to be Heard. I will say, though, that Jonathan Worth has provided the right advice.
It's a bit funny to be posting a reference to this article in an email newsletter that has been publishing for almost two decades, but there you have it: "My new social network is an email newsletter," writes Mike Isaac. "Every week or so, I blast it out to a few thousand people who have signed up to read my musings." This is part of the trend away from sharing on public platforms, he writes. " Now, more of us are moving toward private modes of sharing: a Slack group instead of a tweet; an encrypted Signal message instead of a status update." Of course that might be because most newsletters (including mine) are redirected into oblivion by platform-based (and ad-supported) algorithms.
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