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Let’s check the list of top 10 popular sciences among students.

  • Mathematics: the Most Popular Discipline among Students.
  • Biology: Students Find Knowledge about Life Popular.
  • Chemistry: a Popular Subject for Students.
  • History: a Popular Knowledge Field.
  • Literature: a Surprisingly Popular Subject.

Popular Science is not credible, but they don’t really set out to be. In order to make stuff interesting for the masses, you have to sensationalize things to a great degree. Not as sensationalist as New Scientist or some of that other bullcrap, but still. SciAm is where it’s at.

3 Answers. From the Scientific American website: No scientific peer-review is mentioned in the relevant page on the Popular Science website either.

While they are not scholarly, popular articles from respected publications can provide excellent background information as well as stories, opinion pieces, images, and more personal points of view on a topic. These can help bring life and interest to your research project.

Is Scientific American a journal?

Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm or sometimes SA) is an American popular science magazine. Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles to it….Scientific American.

Publication details
ISSN 0036-8733
Links
Journal homepage Masthead

What is the difference between a peer-reviewed scientific paper and a popular press article?

Peer-reviewed articles, also known as scholarly articles, are published based on the approval of a board of professional experts in the discipline relating to the article topic. Newspaper or popular magazine articles are written by journalists (not specialists in any field except journalism).

What makes an article accurate?

A reliable source is one that provides a thorough, well-reasoned theory, argument, discussion, etc. based on strong evidence. Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles or books -written by researchers for students and researchers. These sources may provide some of their articles online for free.

What makes an article credible?

Articles. The definition of a credible source can change depending on the discipline, but in general, for academic writing, a credible source is one that is unbiased and is backed up with evidence. When writing a research paper, always use and cite credible sources.

What makes an article reliable and valid?

A book author must cite studies or other sources to be considered valid and reliable. Reliable newspaper articles must provide evidence and name the sources they use. 4. Academic journals are not particular about the credentials of the authors they publish.

How do you know if a source is good?

The criteria are:

  1. Currency: Timeliness of the information.
  2. Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs.
  3. Authority: Source of the information.
  4. Accuracy: Truthfulness and correctness of the information.
  5. Purpose: Reason the information exists.