Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Publications and resources
You can browse all of our publications and resources, including our 'Making Sense of' series and 'Sense Abouts'.
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All publications and resources
|Making Sense of Statistics|
This guide is not a lesson in statistics. It provides the questions to ask and identifies the pitfalls to avoid to help us get behind news stories that use statistics.
|Making Sense of Chemical Stories|
The guide flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around chemicals and suggests straightforward ways to evaluate them.
|Making Sense of Testing|
The guide presents a few insights and highlights common misconceptions about having health tests and scans.
|Making Sense of Screening|
The guide addresses misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and the calculation of benefits and harms to bridge the gap between the active debates of the scientific community and the concerns raised by the public.
|Making Sense of Radiation|
Together with scientists, engineers and medical professionals we identified some of the tools that they themselves rely on to help deliver a clearer picture of what radiation is, what it does and what it can't do.
|Making Sense of GM|
In the guide scientists and agriculturalists explain what is the genetic modification of plants and why scientists are doing it, putting GM into the context of developing plant breeding.
|Public Views on Scientific Evidence|
Ipsos MORI study conducted for Sense About Science
|Making Sense of Weather and Climate|
We worked with climate and weather scientists to review how weather and climate issues are discussed in media coverage and policy debates and address what they noticed were frequent misunderstandings.
|I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It|
A guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments
|Standing Up For Science|
A guide to the media for early career researchers
|Standing Up For Science II|
A guide to promoting good science and fighting misinformation
|There Goes the Science Bit...|
|I Don't Know What to Believe|
A short guide to peer review
|Peer Review and the Acceptance of New Scientific Ideas|