Resources for teaching LR etc
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- Format Websites
- Language/s English
- Target Audience Self-directed learning
- EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?
- Duration <5 mins
- Difficulty Intermediate
Key Concepts addressed
- 2-2a Reviews of fair comparisons should be systematic
- 2-3b Relative measures of effects can be misleading
Ben Goldacre, The Guardian, Saturday 30 May 2009
Obviously we distrust the media on science: they rewrite commercial press releases from dodgy organisations as if they were health news, they lionise mavericks with poor evidence, and worse. But journalists will often say: what about those scientists with their press releases? Surely we should do something about them, running about, confusing us with their wild ideas?