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Debunking Handbook

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Debunking Handbook, a guide to debunking misinformation, is now freely available to download. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, there's no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of myths. The Debunking Handbook boils the research down into a short, simple ...more
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Published November 2011 by Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
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Dec 16, 2011 Daniella rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Skeptics, of course.
This handy little ebook weighs in at only 6* pages, and is a quick, useful read for skeptics everywhere.

To be honest, it will probably prove more helpful to those acting in a professional capacity than, say, your ordinary armchair skeptic. It is very much geared toward journalists, bloggers, and others of that sort who are active in trying to debunk the myths pervasive in our society. In this case, the focus is on climate change--that is, fighting the misinformation spewed forth from the ignoran
Short, sweet, interesting read. Not a blogger, don't spend a lot of time trying to debunk people. Still, nice to have a resource if needed. Currently free online.
Kelsey Breseman
short, useful, to the point
Nice, no-nonsense book on how to practically debunk a myth, when you know what you're talking about. Real examples are provided which tell how the process *should not* be done - helpful. Most are basic concepts which you may already know about, but considering the size of the book, it's worth spending time on it as you may end up picking up a tip or two.
Dec 14, 2011 Rob rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: skeptics, rationalists
The Backfire Effect (how humans really think): When facts challenge your beliefs, you don't change your beliefs to accept new information.

This is a quick, dirty guide to correcting misconceptions and presenting facts while working your way around the Backfire Effect.
Benjamin Gladwin
It's an Interesting insight into the mindset of the author more famously know for being the webmaster at a pro-anthropogenic global warming blog. It's an easy read, but I just wonder how the other side would use his tips if they read this...
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