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Talking Headlines: Professor Dorothy Bishop on Science in the Media

Welcome to a new series of posts, Talking Headlines, where we interview world-leading researchers and journalists about their experiences and views on how the media portrays research. 1,539 more words

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Lies, damned lies and statistics (about press releases)

According to the famous saying, there are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. Earlier this month, we had some of the latter, though interestingly the statistics concerned the extent to which researchers exaggerate their findings in press releases, and how that exaggeration filters through to media reports. 817 more words

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