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Policy-makers lack an understanding of how to assess research and the quality of that research. We need to do better during the COVID-19 pandemic and during future health crises. (Louis Reed/Unsplash)

5 ways to tackle ignorance about evidence during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

In most countries, ignorance about how to use evidence properly to inform decision-making has led to missteps during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how to do better.
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Indigenous scholars struggle to be heard in the mainstream. Here’s how journal editors and reviewers can help

Mainstream academic publishing presents many obstacles to Indigenous authors, especially the conventional peer review process — but there are ways to overcome this.
If what you’re reading seems too good to be true, it just might be. Mark Hang Fung So/Unsplash

6 tips to help you detect fake science news

Whenever you hear about a new bit of science news, these suggestions will help you assess whether it’s more fact or fiction.
George Christensen and Bob Katter seem to be using the science replication crisis to cast doubt on research findings that farmers don’t like. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

Real problem, wrong solution: why the Nationals shouldn’t politicise the science replication crisis

Across science, only around half of published results can be successfully replicated. But while this is a serious problem, the proposed public audit looks like a political bid to cast doubt on science.
Academic journals rely on peer review to support editors in making decisions about what to publish. from www.shutterstock.com

When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science

There’s peer review – and then there’s peer review. With more knowledge you can dive in a little deeper and make a call about how reliable a science paper really is.

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