Where do exaggerations in media reports of science come from? It is easy to assume that journalists are responsible for sensationalising news by exaggerating scientific findings, but recent findings (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7015) have shown that exaggeration in news stories is associated with similar exaggeration in press releases from the institution responsible for the original research.
I aim to examine the effects of manipulations to press releases on content produced by participants with experience in journalism, as well as examining the content of existing press releases and news stories.
1st year undergraduate tutorials: report writing and statistical methods
1st year undergraduate report marking
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Competition funded PhD studentship through the ESRC and the School of Psychology
BSc Psychology with Neuroscience – The University of Leicester
MSc Psychological Research Methods – The University of Leicester