Data: Information and Misinformation

13 from June 2021 from 17:15 to 17:55

Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) - Microtalks

In person (by prior registration)

Do statistics have limits?

By Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Communication, Networks & Social Change (CNSC) research group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC).

In this talk you will be able to reflect on the limits of statistics and surveys. These tools are used to objectively analyse phenomena that are of interest to society and make them visible, but... Are they as neutral as we think they are? Find out and discover that only if we know the limits of a particular methodology can we get the most out of it.

Terraplanism? No, thank you

By Manuel Moreno, Department of Physics (UPC).

Do some people really believe that the Earth is flat? In this talk you will find an emergency kit to deal with this kind of pseudoscientific claims.

Does persuasive technology limit our freedom?

By Manuel Armayones, eHealth Center (UOC).

What are the tricks used in the design of video games and apps to make us spend so many hours without leaving the screen? What can we do to deactivate them? Find out and also find out if technological persuasion is useful for maintaining and improving our health. The answer is yes, but... but how?

Presented by Rubén Permuy, with the collaboration of the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC).

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