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Alternative Sources Test

Exercise 1: Poll

According to a 2019 industry survey, whites comprise what percentage of the publishing industry?
60-70%: 1 votes (14.29%)
70-80%: 0 votes (0%)
80-90%: 2 votes (28.57%)
Over 90%: 4 votes (57.14%)
Total Votes: 7
According to a 2019 Lee and Low survey, cisgender women comprise what percentage of the publishing industry?
40-50%: 4 votes (80%)
50-60%: 0 votes (0%)
60-70%: 1 votes (20%)
70-80%: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 5
According to a 2019 Lee and Low survey, straight/heterosexual individuals comprise what percentage of the publishing industry?
60-70%: 1 votes (20%)
70-80%: 1 votes (20%)
80-90%: 0 votes (0%)
Over 90%: 3 votes (60%)
Total Votes: 5
According to a 2019 Lee and Low survey, non-disabled individuals comprise what percentage of the publishing industry?
60-70%: 1 votes (20%)
70-80%: 0 votes (0%)
80-90%: 1 votes (20%)
Over 90%: 3 votes (60%)
Total Votes: 5
Given the make-up of the publishing industry, does this lead to bias in what gets published, reviewed, or promoted?
Makes no difference: 1 votes (25%)
Adds a little bias to the process: 0 votes (0%)
Adds a moderate level of bias to the process: 0 votes (0%)
Adds considerable bias to the process: 3 votes (75%)
Total Votes: 4
Does it help to have an "insider" perspective when doing research and publishing your results?
Yes: 3 votes (75%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Maybe: 1 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 4
What is the biggest advantage of being an "insider" when researching a topic?
Can be more objective: 1 votes (25%)
Can better understand nuances regarding the topic: 3 votes (75%)
Gives you a better "feel" for the topic: 0 votes (0%)
Ensures your research is more accurate: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 4
What is the biggest advantage of being an "outsider" when researching a topic?
Can be more objective: 6 votes (100%)
More likely to see the big picture: 0 votes (0%)
Never an advantage: 0 votes (0%)
More likely to see contradictions / discrepancies in the topic: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 6

Exercise 2: Google Form

Exercise 3: A Contest

Are you good at pursuading people to your point of view? This exercise is for three people (or could be 5 if assign teams)

Question of the Day: When researching a topic that touches upon diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), is it better to be an "insider" or an "outsider"?

Roles:
Judge
Advocate for insiders
Advocate for outsiders

The judge will decide which argument is more persuasive and report to the group.

 

Exercise 4: openDOAR

OpenDOAR - provides access to institutional repositories around the world.

Pick a country and try to find one article about the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.