Weird Science – How to Make Sense of it All

I.  A Skeptic’s Guide to the Literature

This talk explores the many ways in which the published biomedical literature can be potentially, or even intentionally misleading, and provides practical considerations for critical interpretation. 

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide a framework for reading, interpreting, and understanding a journal article
  2. Recognize how study design, bias, selective reporting, and inappropriate use of statistics can influence a paper’s key findings and conclusions
  3. Review the necessary principles and measures to improve the overall quality of biomedical publications  

Michael Glick, DMD