One of my modules this semester is the Methods of Enquiry module, which is compulsory for all MA Education students (regardless of their track). This module hopefully will help us prepare for our dissertation this summer.
Something that I learnt in this module that helped me a lot is the issues of reliability and validity within a study / research. It taught me to consider certain aspects of a study that I read / see on the Internet and to carefully evaluate it before I share it out.
This is especially important these days, as there are a lot of fake news and information being shared out on social media. As users, we should take precautions and carefully evaluate anything that we see before we share it out to our friends.
It is also important for us to know and share things that are coming from official sources, especially whenever a tragedy happens. After all, we don’t want to aggravate the situation any further.
So, instead of sharing unconfirmed news and reports from random websites, we can work towards sharing news directly from the source (for instance, government officials on the ground, etc).