Very interesting and entertaining book! Ever wondered why so many health studies don’t agree? This author explores the challenges plaguing scientific research—and why over 600 studies are retracted each year. Important read for any health professional seeking to understand how to tell good studies from poorly designed ones with questionable conclusions.
Important read for any health professional seeking to understand how to tell good studies from poorly designed ones with questionable conclusions.
From the 235 ways that scientists can fool themselves to the misuse of statistics and the persistence of unsound research methods, Harris outlines the problems underlying the so-called reproducibility crisis in biomedical research and introduces readers to the people working on solutions. Christie Aschwanden, lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight and health columnist for the Washington Post
- (1050) Ethics
- (1070) Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
- (7110) Legal issues, malpractice
- (9000) Research and Grants
- (9070) Research instruments and techniques
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.2, 1.1.6, 4.1.2, 6.2.3
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Discuss four negative influences on the quality of biomedical research being published today.
2. Identify five reasons research studies are being retracted in larger numbers.
3. List three ways people are trying to improve biomedical research.
4. Advocate for high standards in nutrition research.
- Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
- Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
The U.S. healthcare system and its research have come up short in recent years and many conclusions have been exposed as not founded on good science. This highly qualified author is bringing the problem and its solutions to our attention.