Monday, September 19, 2011

Simple Ways to Evaluate the Validity of a Research Study

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I know first hand that scientific studies often make claims which are not valid...

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  1. I appreciate this post. It helps people to begin to look at the details of a research project thoughtfully...almost like a detective looks at evidence.

    I've often read or heard research conclusions and have had the thought, "Wait. what?"

    I finally appreciate all of those research courses that were forced on my in undergrad, then graduate, studies. :} Who knew?


  2. Thanks, Deb! I think most people assume that scientists MUST be right & don't realize how easy it is to evaluate the protocols to determine if the conclusions drawn were valid. Thanks for your comment. Have a great night!


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