“Goldfish, Horns on Skulls, and Attention Spans: Using the SIFT Method to Determine the Credibility of Online Source”

Hosted by Susan Ward (Delaware County Community College)


It appears that critical thinking has met its foe in the form of misinformation and disinformation that quickly spreads online. One tool that can help students to wade through the immense amount of information pouring across their screens is Caulfield's SIFT method. This method challenges traditional thinking about the role of critical thinking in determining the credibility of sources by focusing less on critical thinking and more on attention spans.

Susan Ward—professor of communication at Delaware County Community College and resource author for The Norton Field Guide to Speaking—hosts a workshop to discuss how the SIFT method works and how to incorporate it into courses that include a research element.

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