Irish University Creates 'The People's Trial' - Your Chance To Be A Scientist Image

Irish University Creates 'The People's Trial' - Your Chance To Be A Scientist

11 September 2019 - 8 mins
Podcast Series Dermot & Dave

NUI Galway are working on a fun experiment to help us understand the importance of evidence

OK, so hands up if you are tired of reading fake news online...

The internet is a phenomenal resource but is plagued with false information.

Whether it's products claiming to be "clinically proven" or common misconceptions like eggs are bad for your heart/cheese gives you nightmares etc., it's hard to filter out what is factual.

Well fear not fellow truth-seekers, the clever folk at NUIG have created an experiment they hope will help the public learn about randomised trials, to understand why they matter and to be better equipped to think critically about health claims.

It will also help research...

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