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3 reasons why it’s ok to be a “control”

Hi all – I wrote this to coincide with Clinical Trials Day, and then managed to miss it completely. Smooth move, Knowles! Nevertheless, I still think it’s an interesting topic and one which I’d really love to hear peoples’ views … Continue reading

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Find The Gap: Or, why researchers squabble so much.

The debate about the Lancet study on CBT for psychosis is still going strong in the twitter-sphere. A lot of the criticism has focused on the statistics reported in the piece, with debates about standardised versus unstandardised effect sizes, lack … Continue reading

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Dr Killjoy & The Exploration of Darkness: An Evidence Based Medicine Adventure!

“True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant.” -Miguel De Unamuno Science writer Carl Zimmer posted a series of tweets the other day from David Dobb’s talk on science communication. They were all great points, but one … Continue reading

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A very quick post on preregistration…

Some of you may have been watching, or even participating in, a debate at the moment around pre-registration of scientific studies. I don’t want to do a long post on this, mainly as other people have already written excellent blogs … Continue reading

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