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Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre - Randomise Me: the use and misuse of "randomised trials"

Mon 15 April

Churchill College

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.

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.

This event is the keynote event for the conference Policy for the future: fairness, equity and democracy held by the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

For more information on conference speakers and full day tickets (including the talk with Ben Goldacre) click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bennett-institute-conference-2019-policy-for-the-future-tickets-55576218967

Ben Goldacre - Randomise Me: the use and misuse of "randomised trials"
Churchill College, Cambridge
15 April 2019 | 5.15pm - 7.15pm (including drinks reception)
Doors open 15 minutes before the event.

Cost: Free, but booking essential

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Mon 15 April 5:15PM - 7:00PM


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