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Thu 25 Oct 2018
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 10

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Who Can You Really Trust In Science?

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Description

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.

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

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 25 Oct 2018   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 10 map George Cronin
Objectives
  • 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
Format

Presentation, discussions

Duration

2 hour session

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