Sunday, October 2, 2011
When data is compromised, everything is compromised.
Physician and epidemiologist, Ben Goldacre, exposes his audience at TED to the troubling practice of scientific and other data manipulation for commercial and political benefit. The practice is common-place, and can be done so subtly with complex data that it takes deep expertise, passion for truth and ample time and money to expose the fraud. The implications are broad: science, health, civics, consumer protection, environmental protection - I could go on - are all compromised. What is the solution?