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Science and Ideas Group, CANCELLED

When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Where:
Ashby Village Office
1821 Catalina Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94707

510-204-9200
Contact(s):
Audre Newman
Category:
Interest Group
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
No Fee

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED THIS MONTH.













RSVP: Not required

When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:00-5:00 pm

Where:  Ashby Village Office, 1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley

Open to: All

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible


Bias in Science:  Scientific method has been a very useful way of expanding our knowledge in many areas of life, especially the physical sciences.  But science, especially psychology, can be led astray by not-so-obvious human biases, ranging from experimenters deliberately lying to fooling themselves as well as their subjects to produce an incorrect and biased, but apparently scientific, outcome.  Ashby Village member Charley Tart, Professor Emeritus from UC Davis, will describe some of the bias problems he has been personally involved with and lead a discussion on how bias applies to our everyday lives as well as formal knowledge-seeking activities like science

A readable background article is Alan Noe's "Research Methods and Bias in Science" available at https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/10/16/449091753/research-methods-and-bias-in-science

Do YOU have an interest in a particular science development? Join us! We're a dynamic group of individuals who enjoy sharing and discussing science-focused topics. Each month the group selects a new topic to focus on via their online email forum. Speakers and/or readings often support lively discussions.









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