Saturday 15th and Sunday 23rd March 2014
The BSU will participate in the 20th edition of the Cambridge Science Festival with the next exhibit “Don’t just be a statistic, be informed” on Saturday 15th March at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and on Sunday 23 March at the Clinical School, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, where general audience will come and learn how we collect medical data and analyse it using statistics to improve public health
The modern world is full of numbers and statements about things that affect our health, such as claims that something improves our health or causes illness. It is more important than ever that we know how to ask, answer and understand questions about public health.
When one report says fish oil improves IQ, do we believe it? When many reports give different answers, what do we believe then? How certain was each study? Learn how we can combine many reports into a single answer using meta-analysis.
Members of the public attending this event are welcome to be part of our randomised trial on reaction times – how quick are you? How can we get the result as quickly as possible? Learn about why we randomise, what this means and how we do it. How random are you?
Become a statistic in our trials and become informed about what we are doing and why!
To access the full programme of the Cambridge Scienece Festival 2014 please click here.