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 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...|
|Peer Review and the Acceptance of New Scientific Ideas|
|2007 Celebrities and Science Review|
|Sense About Bird Flu|
|2010 Celebrities and Science Review|
|2009 Celebrities and Science Review|
|2008 Celebrities and Science Review|
|2006 Celebrities and Science Review|
|Sense About Systematic Reviews|
|Sense About The Energy Gap|
|Sense About Homeopathy|
|Sense About Brain Gym|
|Sense About Chiropractic|
|Sense About Anti-EMF Products|
|Reforming Libel: What must a Defamation Bill achieve?|
|So you've had a threatening letter. What can you do?|
|What should a Defamation Bill contain?|
|2011 Celebrities and Science Review|
|Peer review: The nuts and bolts|
|Sense About Lie Detectors|
An introduction to lie detector technologies.
|2012 Celebrities and Science Review|
Once again we have been charting the rise and fall of celebrity fads, endorsements and claims about science and evidence. We’ve asked scientists to review a selection of the dubious claims sent to us throughout the year. This is not just an opportunity to talk science to the latest fads – celebrity comments travel far and fast, so it’s important that they talk sense about issues like dangerous dieting and medical treatments.
|I Don't Know What to Believe: US version|
|Sense About Genetic Ancestry Testing|
This guide will help you make sense of the scientific claims behind genetic ancestry testing.
|Making Sense of Food Additives|
The guide flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around food additives and suggests straightforward ways to evaluate them.
|Evidence Based Medicine Matters|
|I Don't Know What to Believe: Chinese version|
|Making Sense of Uncertainty|
|I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It|
|Making Sense of Drug Safety Science|
|2013 Celebrities and Science Review|
|I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Croatian version|
This public guide is a Croatian translation of our guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments.
|I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Italian version|
This booklet is an Italian translation of our guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments.
|I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Latin American Spanish version|
This booklet is a Latin American Spanish translation of our guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments.
|Making Sense of Chemical Stories, 2nd Edition|
|Ask for Evidence - Spoof Diets|
|Synnwyr am brofion llinach genetig|
Bydd y canllaw hwn yn eich helpu i wneud synnwyr o'r gwyddioniaeth a'r dystiolaeth tu ôl i brofion llinach genetig.
|Making Sense of Crime|
|Making Sense of Allergies|
|Making Sense of Screening slideshow|