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Randomized Controlled Trials

Anna Almendrala

Is Everything We Know About Breakfast Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Eating breakfast is supposed to make you smarter, help you lose weight and cut down on heart attacks -- or so everyone says. Now new findings from ...

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: How Do We Know Which Cancer Therapies Really Work?

American Statistical Association | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

How do we know which newly touted treatments really work (i.e., are safe and effective) and which do not? The best way, and one that has led to steady progress in the treatment of many types of cancer in recent decades, is through the randomized controlled clinical trial.

Helping Teachers Self-Experiment Could Boost Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

We need an order of magnitude increase in education R&D. The recent increase in venture capital is overdue.

Proven Impact: Better International Development Through Rigorous Research

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

International aid is working, but we do not know why and what works best.

Health Data is Useful... if it Informs Conversations

Roni Zeiger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roni Zeiger

Even when good evidence suggests a given course of treatment or testing, decisions often include complex pros and cons. What should we do?

The Mass Production of Mental Illness and What To Do About It

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.