Getting Started

This section includes a brief explanation of the thinking behind the ARTT Catalog, followed by an introduction to Zotero, and how to use ‘tags’ and ‘notes’ to quickly get started exploring Catalog resources.

What information gap is the ARTT Catalog trying to address? 

The choices we make about how to engage in constructive exchanges around difficult topics can vary based on the topic being discussed, the context, one’s relationship to the speaker, or the platform of discussion.

While one goal in an exchange around misinformation might be to provide factually correct information, whether or not online participants accept this new information as ‘correct’ may depend on their trust in the speaker or the speaker’s sources. So, if that trust is broken or non-existent, immediate correction may not be the best response.

The ability to discuss the information in a productive way may also involve skills such as listening and require additional time or a set of exchanges.

In order to address issues of trust, different approaches to human exchanges have been investigated by researchers, and also by journalists, mediators, educators, and other practitioners. We have distilled these into a category we call “response modes.”

What does the body of research and practitioner experience tell us about the efficacy of these responses?

How is the ARTT Catalog different?

The ARTT Catalog has distilled response modes from diverse disciplines including psychology, media literacy, conflict resolution and conflict transformation, and science communication to explore how these interventions may overlap, interact or counteract each other.

The Catalog can also identify existing gaps in understanding and opportunities for explorations across disciplines. 

How to access the ARTT Catalog 

The ARTT Catalog is a curated Zotero library collection. Zotero is a free citation manager that can be viewed using your browser or by downloading the Zotero app (available for Mac, Windows, Linux, and iOS). If you do not already have a Zotero account, please see the How to use Zotero section below for help accessing the Catalog. 

Getting started with the ARTT Catalog: To begin searching the Catalog, make sure you have the folder “ARTT Response Catalog” selected in your browser or desktop Zotero client. 

ARTT Catalog ‘Tags’ and ‘Notes’

Catalog content is categorized into meta-analyses, handbooks, toolkits, and peer-reviewed papers. The Catalog is organized to help users explore possible responses to the sentence:

In this conversation, I could…”

Each study and report is labeled in the Zotero library with an ARTT tag that represents a conversational response mode to the above sentence. 

The ARTT tags included in the Catalog are:

  • Correct
  • De-escalate
  • Empathize
  • Encourage healthy skepticism
  • Encourage norms
  • Listen (silently/actively)
  • Share
  • Take perspective

In addition to ARTT tags, searching by subtag provides a quick view of each paper in the Catalog.

Catalog Subtags include: 

  • Method (the way that an intervention was tested) 
  • Theory (the theory informing the method or intervention)
  • Sample (the context of the research setting)
  • Outcome (the outcomes a study is measuring)

Detailed descriptions for all of these conversational response modes can be found on the Response Definitions page. 

In addition to Tags, the Notes section of each Catalog resource explains how the content of each paper or report is related to its associated ARTT tag.

For example:

Image of expanded Notes Section from the paper “Analysis Versus Production: Adolescent Cognitive and Attitudinal Responses to Antismoking Interventions” by Banerjee and Greene.

How to search and filter in Zotero

Quick searches through the tags can be done by choosing the “All Fields & Tags” function in the search bar.

For example:

Image of a basic search for the ARTT: Encourage healthy skepticism tag.

 Or you can search the Catalog using Advanced Search.

For example: 

Image of an advanced search for the ARTT: Encourage healthy skepticism tag.

You can also filter through the tags using the tag selector, located at the bottom-left side of the screen. As you choose tags, the Catalog will filter papers and other resources.

For example:

Image of tag filtering using the tag selector.

For an in depth explanation of search and filter functions in Zotero, please refer to Zotero documentation.