Category Archives: Research Skills

Spotting Bad Science

Here is an interesting infographic for spotting bad science from science educational site Compound Interest.

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Facts on Singapore from S.U.R.E

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Image from National Library Board

Here is useful PDF file from NLB’s S.U.R.E movement spelling out some useful ways to get started on researching for facts and information on Singapore. You can also find out more useful information from some of the initiatives from SG50 and SGFuture from this site.

Background information is important in helping you contextualize your analyses and ideation to show greater depth and insight.

 

LKY Death Hoax – A Lesson in Source Evaluation

As the nation was holding its breath while Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew remained critically ill in hospital, a distasteful prank was pulled when a fake death announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office was posted up, deluding even international media like CNN and CCTV who caught onto it (although they retracted their misinformation later on).

In the wild wild web it’s important to evaluate your sources carefully. Don’t trust a site just because it looks ‘legit’. Anything can, especially with sites like shrturl that allow you to doctor existing sites with ease. Continue reading LKY Death Hoax – A Lesson in Source Evaluation