Grading evidence of mechanisms in physics and biology

This is the title of a new research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which will run at the University of Kent Centre for Reasoning for 3 years from January 2015.

While the new project focuses on basic science rather than medicine, its results should be of interest to EBM+. It will be looking at case studies in physics and biology to try to ascertain commonalities and differences in the way evidence of mechanisms is evaluated. It will also examine whether philosophical theories of evidence can shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of such evidence.

The project is recruiting a fully funded PhD student and a postdoctoral researcher. The application deadline is 3rd September 2014. Please spread the word about these opportunities to your masters students and recent PhDs.

More information on the project and the two positions is available on the project web page.