When the Scientific Gold Standard Isn’t the Right Tool to Determine What Works

December 16, 2016

On any given week, you’ll probably read a dozen or so news articles based on studies that show what’s going to cure a disease or maximize longevity. The study results treated with the most credibility are those that use the randomized controlled trial (or RCT for short). The RCT is the gold standard of medical…

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Researchers Should Heed The Warnings of the 2016 Election

November 9, 2016

It’s not just polling error. Election results show a diverse set of the US public thinks that traditional experts and thought leaders are disconnected a dead wrong. The health and social policy research community should view this as a warning, and change quickly, or risk research results being ignored by the very people they should…

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