The aim of our research is to support research literacy and evidence-based thinking in both (future) scientists and laypeople. For this purpose, we explore the development of competencies and beliefs which are needed to adequately evaluate and use scientific information:
The results of these studies are used to design research infrastructures which support people in finding and evaluating scientific information. Additional effort focuses on fostering the acquisition of research literacy and epistemic beliefs by means of online and face-to-face interventions.
Contemporary Educational Psychology, 58, 85-101. doi:10.1016/j.cedpsych.2019.02.007
Frontiers in Communication, 3(57). doi:10.3389/fcomm.2018.00057
Frontiers in Psychology, 9(2278). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02278
Learning and Instruction, 49, 166-177. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2017.01.006
Computers & Education, 96, 94-108. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2016.02.011
The BLInk instruction program was developed during the project BLInk (2012-2015). Participants learn how to search, access, and evaluate psychological information using scholarly databases, web search engines, and other online resources. The learning materials are available online.
As a large proportion of the materials contains information specific to the situation at German universities, the learning materials are provided in German language. At this stage, there is no English language translation available.