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Dodgy data in the news: how to spot it and how to stop it

When Oct 23, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where St Catherine’s College, Cambridge
Contact Name Alex Freeman
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From contested numbers around Brexit to the perennial dubious health claims, we are constantly surrounded by people trying to support their arguments with facts and figures. The trouble is that data can be made to say almost anything, depending on how you present it. How, then, can we all protect ourselves from being misled by ‘alternative facts'?

The Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication in association with Big Data Cambridge bring together a panel of experts with  different backgrounds to help tackle the problem, with open questions from the audience. Drinks will be available to help encourage discussion.

 

Panellist

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Chairman of the Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication;

Orit Kopel, Co-Founder of Wikitribune;

Will Moy, Director of Full Fact;

Dr Sander van der Linden, Director of the Cambridge Social Decision Making Laboratory.

 

Registration

There is no fee, however, registration is essential as spaces are limited.

Please register online at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dodgy-data-in-the-news-how-to-spot-it-and-how-to-stop-it-tickets-36683519394

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