There are so many different studies on whether cell phone use in college
classes potentially affects their learning ability. Through the criteria’s of statistics, expert opinion, and the use of scientific process I’m going to compare the scientific credibility of two different articles. One being from NBC News and the other being a peer reviewed journal article. Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or college this information is important to know because it can help you improve or hurt your learning ability. The scientific journal ended up being more credible and was the most reliable source; in the following paragraphs I’ll explain why.
The first of the two sources was an article from NBC News, which …show more content…
The second source was a peer reviewed scientific journal and the idea that cell phones are distracting over anything comes into play. Students will learn material more effectively when they aren’t engaged in text messaging and on their mobile device the whole class. Now the question is which source has better scientific credibility. The NBC news article “Cell phones welcome in some classrooms” by Kharif
(2008) was the less credible source because of three main criteria’s. The first criteria of credibility that was missing from this article was statistics and numbers to help support Kharif’s ideas. The statistics were that of 700 teens that got surveyed, 71 percent already owned cell phones, while only 59 percent own computers. This is to show that students have more access to cell phones then computers. Also Sprint
Wardell 2 Nextel’s educational subscriber base increased 7 percent in the past year, to 750,000 users nationwide. As you can see, the stats throughout this article were too broad and didn’t give the reader enough information. It needed to have more supporting data to help for a stronger claim (Kharif, 2008).
Not only were the statistics and numbers not credible but also there wasn’t