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"Junior researchers face a choice: a high or low road to success?" James C. Coyne presentation

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    (No references to ME/CFS, but of course rigour and the lack of it in some cases in psychology and psychiatry, is of interest to some of us).

    James C. Coyne could be described as a renegade psychology researcher.
    He likes rigour and is willing to challenge instances where it is lacking.
    One example is that he says there is no evidence psychological therapies extend life in Cancer.

    Here's his latest blog post:

    The slides are probably best looked at after reading the text (or indeed, there is no need to read them, but I found it revision to look through them again).

    He goes into more details in other blog posts, so I suppose there is the possibility people might find this presentation unsatisfactory as he covers lots of topics without going into depth in them.
     
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  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I notice he says the following:

    Antoni often works with Nancy Klimas (there are 43 references for "Klimas Antonia", none of which might be other people on a quick look.
    They are currently doing a Cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention study.
     
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    See that quite a bit in the ME/CFS field e.g. studies that find improvements in subjective measures but no improvement in objective measures still talking about how good the graded activity/exercise model is for the illness.
     
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    I always assumed they were just idiots who couldn't read. I didn't realize they might be doing it deliberately to get patted on the head by the big boys.
     
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