Bad Science

But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it.

Bad Science

Bad Science

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit? Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.

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Bad Science
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ben Goldacre
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-12 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the
Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Peter A. Daempfle
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-16 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

We are constantly bombarded with breaking scientific news in the media, but we are almost never provided with enough information to assess the truth of these claims. Does drinking coffee really cause cancer? Does bisphenol-A in our tin can linings really cause reproductive damage? Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and
Science on the Web
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Edward J. Jr. Renehan
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-29 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The World Wide Web is loaded with science and science-related material. For everyone who wants to learn more about this amazing resource, Ed Renehan has compiled this fun and informative guide to what's out there, what's interesting, what's new and who's doing it. Whether your interest is in artificial intelligence,
Mad in America
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Robert Whitaker
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-10 - Publisher: Hachette UK

An updated edition of the classic history of schizophrenia in America, which gives voice to generations of patients who suffered through "cures" that only deepened their suffering and impaired their hope of recovery Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad
Controversial Science
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Thomas Brante, Steve Fuller, William Lynch
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-07-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

This book represents emerging alternative perspectives to the “constructivist” orthodoxy that currently dominates the field of science and technology studies. Various contributions from distinguished Americans and Europeans in the field, provide arguments and evidence that it is not enough simply to say that science is “socially situated.” Controversial Science focuses

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