Not all scientific studies are created equally

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  • Format Videos
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Self-directed learning
  • EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?
  • Duration <5 mins
  • Difficulty Introductory

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Every day, we are bombarded by attention grabbing headlines that promise miracle cures to all of our ailments — often backed up by a “scientific study.” But what are these studies, and how do we know if they are reliable? In this 5 minute video David H. Schwartz dissects two types of studies that scientists use, illuminating why you should always approach the claims with a critical eye.


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Paul Glasziou 05:13am Sun 22 Jan 2017

Good 4:30 minute video which warns about the dangers of health news headlines & then explains confounding and randomized trials. After the video there are some MCQs then "dig deeper resources".

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