Great TED-Ed video demonstrating how to apply critical thinking

Tablet computed with a report onscreen

Puzzle through a set of hypothetical health studies and headlines and see if you can spot what’s misleading about the headline.

This particular video is based around medicine where there is often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are designed to catch attention, many studies produce meaningful results when they focus on a narrow, specific question.

Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan explain excellently how to read past the headline using critical thinking.