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Meeting ID: 958 3641 7359
SKEPTICS CAFÉ MONDAY 18 July 2022
8:15 pm for 8:30 pm Australian Eastern Time
Researchers (Still) Behaving Badly
David Vaux is an honorary fellow of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) and a long standing skeptic. He graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne, and completed a PhD at WEHI before a post-doctoral placement at Stanford University. His research was concerned with the molecular mechanisms of cell death. He also has an interest in research integrity and the seamier side of science. He is a member of the board of directors of The Center For Scientific Integrity, the parent organization of the Retraction Watch blog.
Science is knowledge gained through repeated observation or experiment. It is communicated through publication of papers in journals. Science can only flourish if its results are reproducible, journals maintain minimal standards, and papers are read critically.
This talk will provide some examples of where this can go wrong, and will be illustrated by examples of papers by high profile researchers in prestigious journals that would only have had some value had they been printed on absorbent paper with perforated pages.
Gary Kennedy: Food Glorious Food? [November 2020]
Dr Paul Willis: Recent Highlights of Australian Palaeontology [December 2020]
Gabrielle Jackson: Is Pain Gendered? [January 2020]
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