Rigor Mortis

Rigor Mortis

How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

Book - 2017
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An award-winning science journalist describes, through anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with top biomedical researchers, how the dysfunction and waste in much of today's scientific research is holding back progress and hurting people with improper methods, poor design and sloppy statistics.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9780465097906
0465097901
Branch Call Number: 610.72 H243
Characteristics: vii, 278 pages ; 22 cm

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alitecky
Sep 18, 2017

Important in that is exposes what the title states. Frustrating because the methodological errors are mentioned briefly, while the academic (and governmental) politics make up the bulk of the text. The larger question may be, how is correlation distinguished from causation?

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