Finding the truth–about current or historical events, about scientific phenomena, about anything–requires detective work. Researchers and truth-seekers of all kinds need to know where to find clues, how to interpret those clues, how to interrogate sources, and how to make a case based on the evidence and the sources.
Detecting Truth is a website designed to help you become a better “truth detective.” The podcasts and other resources here discuss specific strategies and tools you can use to find, evaluate, and use information from the Internet, print sources, and the world at large. You also will find discussions of the nature and value of truth.
The founder and author of Detecting Truth is Mark Canada, Ph.D., co-author (with librarian Michael Alewine) of Introduction to Information Literacy for Students (Wiley, 2017). An award-winning English professor, Mark has taught research and writing to hundreds of college students and published numerous books and articles on American literature and journalism, pedagogy, and college student success. A frequent presenter on “fake news,” information literacy, and other subjects, he has been an invited speaker at conferences sponsored by the Higher Learning Commission and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
For more about Mark, see markcanada.info.