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Perception and reality: How evidence, emotion and identity shape our view of the world

Bush House Arcade, London

21 Feb MSS_main

From immigration and murder rates to how fat we are, people nearly always get the numbers wrong. But what does this mean for social science evidence? How does research work when people have a shaky grasp of reality? And what can we do about it?

Join Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute, for the first talk in Making Sense of Society, a new event series from the faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London.

The event includes contributions from:

  • Hetan Shah, Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society (chair)
  • Professor Jennifer Rubin, Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council
  • David Aaronovitch, columnist for the Times

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception.

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