Becca Price publishes teaching module: “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies”

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A team of scientists including IAS faculty member Becca Price published a teaching module called “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies” in CourseSource. In the lesson, students draw from three different data sources to explore whether vitamin C lowers severity or length of a cold in average people. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the data show that vitamin C has no effect, so many students are challenged to use scientific results from different papers to change their mind about something they thought was true. At the end of the lesson, students write a letter to a friend with a recommendation about whether to take vitamin C.

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