Refuting Misinformation Regarding Vaccinations

Refuting Misinformation Regarding Vaccinations
Find a piece of misinformation, disinformation, or fake news that has something to do with any of the things we’ve learned in class. Use your critical thinking skills to look at the claims being made and show why they aren’t true. Use reliable sources that have been reviewed by other experts to back up your claims. Don’t use blogs and websites that haven’t been reviewed by your peers. Instead, do a search on Google Scholar to find peer-reviewed information that you can trust. This assignment should show how good you are at what you do.Refuting Misinformation Regarding Vaccinations


Use the following structure to put together your counterargument: (You can find more information in the debunking handbook.)

Issue introduction: Describe and explain the issue you will be talking about.
Give the facts about the issue you’re going to talk about. The facts you give must be scientifically proven, not just something you think.
Use sources that have been checked by other experts to back up your claims.
Warn about the myth: Say that you are about to say something that isn’t true or is a myth.
Give the myth or false information that you are going to disprove. You can add a screenshot or a link to a website or blog.
Explain why it’s important to get rid of the myth in question.
Give a number or a statistic to back up what you say about how important it is to debunk the myth.
Make sure to say where your myths and statistics came from.
Explain the Fallacy: Point out the logical flaws and ways to mislead that were used in your example of false information.
Explain how the fallacies and techniques cause people to make wrong assumptions.
Talk about what might happen based on the assumptions.
Discussion: Use peer-reviewed sources to back up the facts.
Talk about how you see the situation. Did your ideas change because of what you learned?
What might other people think about this issue and why?
Literature Cited: Cite all the sources you used in your writing using the APA style.

General format and things to think about-

Use the APA style of citing sources by name and year in the body of your writing. When you quote a source, you should put the last name of the author, a comma, and the year of publication in parentheses at the end of the sentence.
Example: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit (Name, year).

In the “Works Cited” section, give a full citation in APA style. With the information in the full citation, I should be able to find your source.
Facebook posts, Tweets, and blogs are all good places to find false information.
Google Scholar is a good place to find articles that have been reviewed by people in the same field.
Some ideas for A&P 2 topics about false information are vaccines, birth control, heart health, kidney health, liver detox, and so on.

The criteria on the following rubric will be used to grade your assignment.

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