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New research must be better reported, the future of society depends on it

Tattersall, Andy (2018) New research must be better reported, the future of society depends on it. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (11 Jan 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Academics looking to communicate the findings and value of their research to wider audiences are increasingly going through the media to do so. But, argues Andy Tattersall, poor or incomplete reporting can undermine respect for experts by misrepresenting research, especially by trivialising or sensationalising it, or publishing under inappropriate headlines and with cherry-picked statistics. Proper and accurate communication of science is beneficial to the whole of society; in the age of “fake news” it is more important than ever to make sure that what’s being published is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2020 00:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88433

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