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The unbearable lightness of research evidence

Can a politicians resign from public office because of insufficient use of evidence in policy making? Apparently yes. This is what Norman Baker has done by leaving his Home Office minister post in early November: … 369 more words


Putting a pin in a map: Mapping evidence from OERRH Research Hub surveys

As part of the OER Research Hub the community has been asked to respond to surveys examining OER awareness and usage. This has been done using the online web service SurveyMonkey. 1,221 more words


Who Ya Gonna Call?

And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly.

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A Caution About Neuro Imaging Research

As I highlighted in my blog about fMRI lie detection, there is much hype surrounding the use of neuro imaging techniques. In an article on… 590 more words


White men and climate change: statistics and reliable correlations

(by Theo Dombrowski) When we hear the much quoted claim, “There’s lies, damned lies, and statistics,” many of us smile ruefully, suspecting that we have been duped by statistics at some points in our lives. 1,159 more words

IB Theory Of Knowledge



Cultures assure that we can all live together despite our different beliefs. We learn what offends our neighbors, they learn what offends us, and, over the generations, those become shared ‘hang-ups’. 386 more words