Scepticism, science and statistics

Ian L. Boyd*

*Corresponding author for this work

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There is much public scepticism about the way science and statistics are used within government, says Ian L. Boyd, a former scientific adviser. But rather than close ranks against scepticism, the science professions within government should embrace it, he argues, and use it to test their own assumptions and motivations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


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