Think&Drink: Investigating Biased Science
We've all had deep discussions with our friends while we're out at night-why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That's the idea behind Think&Drink, a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas.
In the last several years, public discourse and scientific discourse have both focused on biases in science. Several fields, including psychological science, are actively grappling with popular TED talks, best-selling textbooks, and early-career grant applications all based on science from our past that does not stand up to new scrutiny. The "replication crisis" in several disciplines is one manifestation of these issues. How can scientists maintain the public's trust in this age of distrust in traditional sources of "truth"? Traditional scientific publishing practices are being critiqued for allegedly contributing to unethical and biased research publications by pressuring scientists toward publication. By embracing "open-access" practices, are scientific journals doing enough to promote solid science?
Discussion led by Travis Clark
All tickets include one drink and snacks. All participants must be 21+