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Excellent Infographic: Spotting Bad Science



If it doesn't show up: http://www.compoundchem.com/wp-conte...Science-v2.png

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Alas, pharmaceutical companies have developed ways around just about all of those "signs."
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Thanks for sharing that - really useful.

The only one I would object to is the "Sensational headlines". That happens after the research, is done by journalists and often misinterprets the actual result.

Scientists have a responsibility to work with journalists on this, so I'm not just blaming the media, but my point is that the headline itself doesn't reveal bad science (or good science), just science a journalist has interpreted as of general interest.
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Thanks for sharing.

Looking at it though is a tad depressing - I suspect most studies are not "good" studies.
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On a related note this is a thought provoking artificial article about the need for a rating scheme for media coverage of science: http://www.theguardian.com/science/b...dia-scepticism
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