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Understanding ways of knowing: A mixed methods approach

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posted on 02.05.2022, 04:25 by KAREN LOUISE BELL
The way one evaluates and justifies knowledge (their way of knowing) has important implications for reasoning in a post-truth world full of misinformation and fake news. Using a mixed methods approach, this research explored how people know what they know. Interviews with six adults revealed the justifications, sources, influences, meaning, and outcomes of knowledge and knowing. A follow-up survey with 345 adults identified three groups of individuals that use different means of justification across various socio-scientific topics. The results contribute to current models and measures of knowing and can be used when developing interventions to promote adaptive approaches to knowing.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Shane Costello

Additional supervisor 1

John Roodenburg

Year of Award

2022

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Education

Course

Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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