ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on August 16th, 2018

In a world of “fake news,” producing credible research is more important than ever.

Any group that produces an index, a report, or even just a single infographic needs to expect that there will undoubtedly be someone looking to scrutinize that work. Research under the magnifying glass is the new normal!

The good news is that there are SIMPLE steps you can take along the way to “bulletproof your research.”

Join Christopher Snowdon from the Institute of Economic Affairs on Thursday, August 16 at 10 AM (EST).  Christopher will be sharing some best practices and tips that he’s learned over the years working at the IEA that you can implement in your own research to ensure it stands up to scrutiny and builds credibility with those stakeholders you are trying to influence.

About the presenter:

Christopher Snowdon is the head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. His research focuses on lifestyle freedoms, prohibition and policy-based evidence. He is a regular contributor to Spectator Health, City AM and Spiked and often appears on TV and radio discussing social and economic issues.

Snowdon’s work encompasses a diverse range of topics including ‘sin taxes’, state funding of charities, happiness economics, ‘public health’ regulation, gambling and the black market. He is the editor of the Nanny State Index and the author of five books: ‘Killjoys’ (2017), ‘Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism’ (2015), ‘The Art of Suppression: Pleasure, Panic and Prohibition Since 1800' (2011), ‘The Spirit Level Delusion’ (2010) and ‘Velvet Glove, Iron Fist’ (2009).

He has also written more than a dozen reports for the Institute of Economic Affairs including ‘Drinking, Fast and Slow’, ‘The Proof of the Pudding: Denmark’s Fat Tax Fiasco’, ‘Cheap as Chips’, ‘Sock Puppets’ and ‘Closing Time: Who’s killing the British pub?’.