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Understanding studies, journal practices, how this stuff becomes news (Gary Schwitzer presentation)

Schwitzer gives a road map to the most common mistakes made when interpreting (and publishing) medical studies.


Gary Schwitzer, health journalism professor, University of Minnesota; publisher, HealthNewsReview.org

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Panel description:

Find out how to spot poorly designed studies, trials with too many conflicts of interest, and data spinning by researchers – also known as overstating conclusions. We’ll review some good studies too, of course, and highlight what you should know about statistics and study design. You’ll also learn how to find great outside sources. Plus, preview excerpts from a new AHCJ slim guide on the subject.