Below are some useful documents that can be offered as handouts for students to take home with them. This includes reference material that might come in handy during their work, and further reading for those interested in learning more about science and statistics.
The Science Media Centre’s Briefing Notes: very short guides to stem cells, GM crops, vaccines, and more.
The Science Media Centre’s 10 best practice guidelines for reporting science & health stories, as endorsed by the Leveson Inquiry.
Sense About Science guides, in particular Making Sense of Statistics and I Don’t Know What to Believe – a short guide to peer review
Health News Review’s Tips for Understanding Studies, especially 7 Words You Shouldn’t Use in Medical News.