Subscribe to posts

Friday, 17 October 2014

Common mistakes made when interpreting research

Two researchers at the Australian National University have written a useful article in The Conversation, The 10 stuff-ups we all make when interpreting research. Will J. Butler and Rod Lamberts explain very simply simply some of the pitfalls we can easily fall into when trying to critically appraise a study.

Some of these "stuff-ups" include using the results of just one study to prove a point, confirmation bias (where we look for studies that confirm what we already believe), confusing the merits of qualitative and quantitative results and giving too much weight to significance and peer review.

Re-Posted from "Health Info Blog"

No comments: