Skewed studies : exploring the limits and flaws of health and psychology research / Sally Kuykendall.

In these uncertain times, how much can you trust health news? Is the research behind breaking headlines reliable? This book is an indispensable resource for students and general readers, helping them evaluate and think critically about health information. "People Who Drink Coffee Live Longer.&q...

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Online Access: Full Text (via EBSCO)
Main Author: Kuykendall, Sally (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood Press, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2020]
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Summary:In these uncertain times, how much can you trust health news? Is the research behind breaking headlines reliable? This book is an indispensable resource for students and general readers, helping them evaluate and think critically about health information. "People Who Drink Coffee Live Longer." "Students Learn Better When Listening to Classical Music." "Scientists Discover the Gene That Causes Obesity." We are constantly bombarded with reports of "groundbreaking" health findings that use attention-grabbing headlines and seem to be backed by credible science. Yet many of these studies and the news articles that discuss them fall prey to a variety of problems that can produce misleading and inaccurate results. Some of these may be easy to notice--like a research study on the benefits of red meat funded by the beef industry, or a study with a sample size of only 10 people--but others are much harder to spot. Skewed Studies: Exploring the Limits and Flaws of Health and Psychology Research examines the most pervasive problems plaguing health research and reporting today, using clear, accessible language and employing real-world examples to illustrate key concepts. Beyond simply outlining issues, it provides readers with the knowledge and skills to evaluate research studies and news reports for themselves, improving their health literacy and critical thinking skills.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index.
ISBN:9781440863998
1440863997