Not All Scientific Studies are Created Equal [4:26]

Description

This video discusses both the importance of the quality or reliability of a study and the media’s frustrating habit of over reporting on results of single studies.

Discussion Questions

  • How do you know if a study is reliable or not?  What are some characteristics of a good study?
  • What is a randomized clinical trial?  Why is it important?  What can you do instead if it’s impractical?
  • What is the difference between correlation and causation?
  • What can we do when we find breaking news of a new miracle cure?

Keywords: science, scientific method, experiments, media, information,

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