Stats and studies are not enough: how to gain people's trust in scientific authority
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 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.
Date: 31 May 2018, 17:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street OX1 3BD
Venue Details: Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets
Speaker: Nicky Hawkins (FrameWorks Institute)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organisers: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford), Professor Sarah Harper (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford)
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Part of: Science and populism: from evidence to narrative (Oxford Martin School, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and University College Joint Series)
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Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Mitchell