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"A Propaganda Index for Reviewing Problem Framing in Articles and Manuscripts: An Exploratory Study"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Free full text: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0019516

    The full paper is relatively short: 5 pages including references, graphs, the figure with the 32 questions, etc.

    *I gave each sentence its own paragraph
     
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    It would be interesting to apply this to many papers in the ME/CFS field. I remember somebody pointing out, which I hadn't explicitly noticed, that there wasn't a single biological finding mentioned in the 4000(?)-word Lancet paper on the PACE Trial. I've started noticing that many papers on CBT in the field are like this.
     
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    This is a teaching tool really, not a highly validated ratings instrument. So to use it effectively would require not only a rating, but examples substantiating each point.
     
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    :) This made my day.
     
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    One area that is mentioned a few times is that it's propaganda unless well-argued alternative views (ideally with citations) are given.
     
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    Some of the items on the questionnaire seem quite specific to the problem of medicalisation. Some other alternative items would probably be better in some other scenarios i.e. it's my impression it probably wouldn't work well as a universally applied questionnaire.
     

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