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Certain and uncertain discoveries: statistical thinking at the heart of science

Thursday 21 March: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way (Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

Pi is 3.1415···, Gravity is 9.8 m/s^2, smoking causes cancer, and brain training reduces the risk of dementia. Where in that list did you change from thinking yes, to may be, to really?

Dr Simon White, MRC Biostatistics Unit, explores why some scientific findings are ‘true’ but others are open for debate. Is science broken, or have we all forgotten that the methods are as important as the results?

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