The Resource Bad science : quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks, Ben Goldacre, (electronic resource)

Bad science : quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks, Ben Goldacre, (electronic resource)

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Bad science : quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks
Title
Bad science
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quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks
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Ben Goldacre
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Quacks, hacks, & Big Pharma flacks
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eng
Summary
Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better
Summary
While exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies, the author takes the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window in its quest to sell more copies. He also teaches you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample size, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it
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10104567
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Midwest
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Goldacre, Ben
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500
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Read by Jonathan Cowley
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True
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  • Errors, Scientific
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adult
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quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks
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Bad science : quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks, Ben Goldacre, (electronic resource)
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MWT10756529
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452625898
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MWT10756529
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Bad science : quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks, Ben Goldacre, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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MWT10756529
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
File format
unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781452625898
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10756529
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unknown
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other
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