Stats and studies are not enough: how to gain people's trust in scientific authority | University of Oxford

Stats and studies are not enough: how to gain people's trust in scientific authority

Speaker
Nicky Hawkins, FrameWorks Institute
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Are we really living in a post-truth world where everyone is addicted to fake news? If so, what are the implications for communicating science and expert knowledge? The Frameworks Institute has harvested the most up-to-date understanding of how people think and what affects their thinking from across the social sciences. Their research methods identify the words and ideas that shift public attitudes - along with those that backfire or fail to drive change. Nicky Hawkins will share insights drawn from FrameWorks' research on communicating a wide range of scientific and social issues including early childhood development, climate change and inequality.