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Tue 5 Feb 2019
13:00 - 14:00


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Who Can You Really Trust In Science?

Tue 5 Feb 2019


There are lots of "experts" out there in science but how do you know who you can trust and who should be taken with a pinch of salt?

This session will enable participants to develop critical evaluation skills around trustworthiness in scientific disciplines by evaluating different indicators of perceived quality such as seniority, funding, publishing records and even celebrity status. Participants will work through anonymised case studies in groups as well as being introduced to concepts such as publishing, open science and reproducibility, fake news, and effective science communication.

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Target audience
  • All STEMM students
  • Other staff and students welcome
  • For further information please see our eligibility criteria

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 5 Feb 2019   13:00 - 14:00 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Pink Study Room map George Cronin

Participants will be able to explain why some indicators of quality may not always be reliable

Participants will be able to interpret key indicators such as high impact scores and their relevance to their own field of research

Participants will be able to differentiate between different aspects of the research publication cycle and their role within it


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