My Dr. Philos thesis sought to explicate scientific myths as insufficiently corroborated statements that are widely proliferated in formal academic channels of publications, and to demarcate these myths from pseudoscience. I also tried to explain how such myths spread in academic publications, and why they are not corrected and removed from the literature. The project developed an extensive case-study of the diffusion and origins of the Learning Pyramid models.
I often work together with Chief Librarian Sigbjørn Hernes, addressing issues in the theory of science using bibliometrical and bibliographical methods..
Letrud, K., & Hernes, S. (2019). Affirmative citation bias in scientific myth debunking: a three-in-one case study. Plos One, 9(14). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0222213
Letrud, K. (2019). The Gordian Knot of Demarcation: Tying up some loose ends. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 32(1), 3-11. doi:10.1080/02698595.2019.1618031
Letrud, K., & Hernes, S. (2018). Excavating the origin of the learning pyramid myth. Cogent Education, 5(1). doi:10.1080/2331186X.2018.1518638
Letrud, K., & Hernes, S. (2016). The diffusion of the learning pyramid myths in academia: an exploratory study. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 48(3), 291-302. doi:10.1080/00220272.2015.1088063
Publications and projects
View full profile (norwegian)