Ben Goldacre talks about the use and misuse of 'randomised trials'
Ben Goldacre, bestselling author of Bad Science, is to give a talk at Churchill College next month at an event organised by the University of Cambridge Bennett Institute for Public Policy.
Ben Goldacre - Randomise Me: the use and misuse of "randomised trials"
Randomised trials are widely regarded as the most "fair test" of "what works". This is often correct: but like any tool they can be used thoughtfully, or clumsily. This talk will cover a rogues gallery, showing how trials have been under-used, but also, sometimes: badly designed, badly reported, badly received, and misunderstood.
Ben Goldacre is a doctor, researcher, and best-selling author whose book Bad Science has sold over 500,000 copies. He runs the DataLab at the University of Oxford, building tools and services from health datasets; and advises government on better use of data and evidence. After his talk he will be in conversation with Michael Blastland, author, journalist, and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster.
Where: Churchill College, Cambridge
When: 15 April 2019 / 5.15 pm
Cost: Free, but booking essential
The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.