In a previous activity, we had you verify that the National Post was a solid reporting source for news. (It is). That said, reporters sometimes bungle the reporting of science news, and often overhype the results of it.
We want you to return to the reporting source and ask you to find the research source of this story.
First, assess the publication source of the paper. Is this a known journal or a junk journal?
Second, investigate a couple of the authors of the paper (the first one or two). Do they have expertise in a relevant area? How do you know?
When done, if you have the password you can move to the solution.
If you are having trouble with this story you may want to review the following resources:
- Finding a Journal’s Impact Factor
- Using Google Scholar to Check Expertise
- How to Think About Research