Stephen Downes

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Round Up: Ethics and Skepticism

Mar 08, 2019

I've been thinking about the epistemology of literature-based research recently. This results from a day when I presented results from my reading on connectivism and also reported on a 'scientific' literature search that resulted in a questionable sample of 12 papers. Now obviously there should be some selectivity in research - the list of questionable methods in this post proves that. At the same time, research isn't an election or even a poll. This is true especially is the way you collect your research sample is presented as unbiased when we know that it can't be. Something to think about.

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