BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Glasgow Skeptics - ECPv4.5.8//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Glasgow Skeptics X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Glasgow Skeptics BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20190617T191500 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20190617T210000 DTSTAMP:20200925T220531 CREATED:20190529T090242Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190529T090242Z SUMMARY:How do we know which statistics we can trust? DESCRIPTION:As a biostatistician\, Dr Sarah Barry often rails against the news headlines\, particularly in relation to health. We are variously told that alcohol is good for us/bad for us\, bacon will give us cancer\, rice will poison us\, screen time will turn our children into monsters…. It can be difficult to know how to interpret all of these messages and how to apply them to our lives. In this talk we will take a look at a few recent headlines and try and tease out the detail behind the sensationalism. We will also offer up some tools that we can all use to critically appraise health research in the news. \nAbout the Speaker:\nSarah Barry is a Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Strathclyde. She has worked as a biostatistician designing and analysing clinical trials\, complex interventions\, observational studies and linkage of administrative datasets in a wide range of medical areas\, including physical and mental health\, early years development and allocation of funds to NHS health boards. She is passionate about interpretation and communication of science and statistics\, particularly to people with no background in statistics. \n\nSign up for this event on Facebook\, or Meetup \n\nDoors at 7.15\, kickoff at 7.30\nThis is event is free to attend\, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate\, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs\, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield. \n\nAccessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar\, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises\, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately\, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users. \n URL: LOCATION:72a Waterloo Road\, Glasgow\, G2 7DA\, United Kingdom ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR