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Rigor Mortis

How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

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

Course Expiration Date
Jan-31-2021
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (1590)
$23.00
10 CE Paper Test Only (1591)
$107.00
22 CE Paper Test Only (1592)
$132.00
10 CE Book & Paper Test (1593)
$125.00
22 CE Book & Paper Test (1594)
$150.00
10 CE Online Test Only (W1591)
$97.00
22 CE Online Test Only (W1592)
$122.00
10 CE Book & Online Test (W1593)
$115.00
22 CE Book & Online Test (W1594)
$140.00

Book Details

Author
Year Published
2017
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Basic Books
ISBN
978-0-465-909790-6
Format
Hardback
Page Count
288
Learning Code
  • (1050) Ethics
  • (1070) Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • (7110) Legal issues, malpractice
  • (9000) Research and Grants
  • (9070) Research instruments and techniques

Course Objectives

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.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book

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.

About the author

Author, Richard Harris, is a respected science journalist who has covered science, medicine, and the environment for thirty years for NPR. He is three-time winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Award.