Is it True? – How to Assess the Veracity of Information You Hear or Read

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Come and share a thought provoking and topical afternoon as Dr Paul Kertes outlines his 6-point approach to assessing information available in the public sphere for its accuracy and bias.

This keynote is the result of experience and research borne from three decades in medicine and medical research, training in critical thinking, and an interest in philosophy of mind.

The talk will cover:

  • A summary of the problem
  • Definitions and types of ‘truth’
  • Opinion versus belief versus argument
  • Related topics such as spin, polls and surveys, conspiracy thinking and the problematic ‘do your own research’ trend
  • Quantifying facts and evidence

Contact Pines Learning on 9842 6726 for further information and to register.

Fees

DatesDaysTimeCodeFull PriceConcession
28 February
( 2 weeks )
Wednesday1.45 pm – 3:00 pm
24T1/CP47
FREE
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