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

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