Interpreting Scientific Studies

For us lay people who might be easily misled by journalists’ claims about scientific studies, here is some advice from Dr. Alex B. Berezow of the RealClearScience web page, “20 Tips for Analyzing Claims of a Scientific Study.” It is a summary of a Nature article by William J. Sutherland, David Spiegelhalter and Mark A. Burgman called “Twenty Tips for Interpreting Scientific Claims,” 503: 335-337, 21-Nov-2013, doi:10.1038/503335a. Berezow adds a 21st tip: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence!”

HT Teresa Collett

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Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.