Event invite: How to scrutinise data science derived evidence

Sense about Science event: 'Data science: a guide for society’
London, September 30th 4-6.30pm
Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Rd, Islington, London N1 9BU

We’d love for you to join us for a presentation and discussion of our new publication, “Data science: a guide for society” at the **Institute of Physics, London on Monday 30th September 4pm – 6.30pm , to discuss how to practically test for quality in data science-derived evidence.

We’re in the middle of a ‘data revolution’ and the ability of the public, commentators, and policymakers to question the quality of evidence needs to be expanded to meet this. We must not let data science become a ‘black box’, where such concern with evidence quality drops away. Sense about Science, in partnership with Elsevier and INGSA has produced, ‘Data science: a guide for society’, as part of an international effort to equip people with three fundamental questions about quality, to widen participation in conversations surrounding data science. This draws on our years of equipping people to ask for evidence and question research findings.

The event will begin with a welcome address from Paul Hardaker, chief executive at the Institute of Physics, followed by a discussion of the guide led by Tracey Brown, director at Sense about Science. There will then be a unique opportunity to learn from and question data scientists in topics from health to the economy:

  • Tom Smith (managing director, Office for National Statistics’ Data Science Campus)
  • Luke Perera (head of data science, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Dr Amy Nelson (senior research associate, UCL)
  • Gaby Appleton (managing director, Mendeley)
  • Dating app data scientist (tbc)

Refreshments will follow in the gallery.

Due to limited space, could you kindly RSVP at this link.

Any questions, contact me at errin@senseaboutscience.org, we hope to see you there.

Many thanks,

Errin Riley

Research and policy coordinator

Sense about Science

Because evidence matters