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Join us at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

by on 2016/04/01

On Monday (4 April), Sinead Rhodes (Co-Chair of Research the Headlines) will join colleagues from Sense About Science, the Nappy Science Gang and The Young Academy of Scotland to Ask for Evidence, part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Come along and hear about how research is reported, or misreported, in the media and what it might mean for you.

The event is being presented by Sense About Science and pitches the question “Don’t know what to believe?. During the event, the expert panel will give examples where they had to “Ask for Evidence” to get a better understanding of the research, and by sharing those experiences will give you some useful tips to try for yourself.

Here’s the fuller show description:

Don’t know what to believe? Ask for Evidence.

Every day, we hear claims about what is good for our health or bad for the environment and how to improve education, cut crime and treat disease. Some are based on reliable evidence and scientific rigour but many are not. So how do we know what to believe?

Join a panel of speakers from Sense About Science, Research The Headlines, the Nappy Science Gang and The Young Academy of Scotland as they share stories from allotment growers, powerlifters, personal trainers and others who stood up for science and asked for evidence. Then it’s over to you to see what you can do!

The event is 8.00-9.30pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, Edinburgh, and tickets can be purchased from the Science Festival website. There will be a few other Research the Headlines contributors along at the event, so look out for us and ask us any questions you might have.

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