Incorrect reports about (scientific) research are regularly reported in the media. Factchecking organizations, such as the Dutch Nieuwscheckers, are engaged in correcting such erroneous reports. How is it possible that such incorrect reports appear in the media? What are common mistakes made by journalists when they report on research? Using a series of examples Alexander Pleijter will show where things go wrong. And he will demonstrate how fact checkers go about checking reports on research.
Alexander Pleijter (Leiden University, Nieuwscheckers)