Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Ask for evidence
Evidence matters in many of the decisions we make - as patients, consumers, voters and citizens. If you want to know whether a claim made in a policy, newspaper article, advert or product is backed by scientific evidence, ask the people making the claim to provide it.
- We can help you ask for the evidence.
- Read some advice on how to ask, and look at other people's experiences.
- Our documents "I've got nothing to lose by trying it” and “I don’t know what to believe” can help you weigh up claims about cures or treatments.
- Send off a postcard to request evidence.
- Don't forget to let us know how you get on, or if we can help.
Margaret Heslin gets her questions on Viagra prescriptions answered by The Department of Health.
Read other people’s stories of evidence hunting
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With thanks to the photographers who have helped launch this campaign: Ev Sekkides, Della Thomas, Mark Hood, Ruth Francis, Liz Lutgendorff, Brighton Skeptics in the Pub, Samantha Cheung, and Hamish Symington for help with design.