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Worth reading: Thinking Critically about ME research

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Keela Too, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Keela Too

    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    Short read. Well said that man!

    https://evanodell.com/blog/2017/10/03/thinking-critically-about-me-research/

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    The laziest kind of statistical research is that which relies solely on presenting the results of statistical tests, without making any meaningfull effort to critically interpret the results. Prima facie acceptance, without critical inquiry, leads to noise being misidentified as meaningful, to bad science and bad policy.

    With that in mind, it is worth taking a look at an article by Crawley et al (2017) published on 20 September 2017 in Archives of Disease in Childhood , investigating the effectiveness of the Lightning Process for children with myalgic encephalitis (ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS)."

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    trishrhymes Senior Member

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    Good article, made more comprehensive and hard hitting by the addition of a comment by @Valentijn who spells out the inappropriateness of using questionnaires after a 'treatment' that involves brainwashing and magical thinking. Thanks to both.

    Edit to add: I applaud blogs like this, but wonder whether anyone but the ME community will read them.
     
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  3. Keela Too

    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    @Valentijn Maybe you could copy your comment here too?

    And I agree @trishrhymes blogs have limits, but it's always worth pointing out a good one I think.
     
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    Valentijn Senior Member

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