Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: Feb 20, 2015

Present:               Marianne Burke, Kairn Kelley, Rodger Kessler, Benjamin Littenberg
Topic: Scientific Communication
Reviewed slides in preparation for Kairn's upcoming presentation at AAS. We talked about how data tells a story and specific ways to modify scatter- and line-plots in Stata.
Discussed how Kairn can act on her enthusiasm about the recent workshop offered by the UVM and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Take-away message: “When there is something you really want, don’t depend on anybody else to get it done.”
Further discussed scientific communication including the problem of dealing with persistent myths. Ben recommends The Debunking Handbook by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky as a great resource with a step-by-step guide for arguing against misinformation.
Next Workshop Meeting(s): Fridays, 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m., at Given Courtyard South Level 4.   Remember: the first 15 minutes are for checking in with each other.
  1. Feb 27: cancelled
  2. March 6: cancelled
  3. March 13: TBD
  4. March 20: TBD
  5. March 27: TBD

Recorder: Kairn Kelley

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