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Bad science : quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks

Author: Ben Goldacre; Jonathan Cowley; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Goldacre, Ben.
Bad science.
[Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2011
(OCoLC)761287790
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Goldacre; Jonathan Cowley; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781452625898 1452625891
OCLC Number: 775593377
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Jonathan Cowley.
Target Audience: General adult.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: Ben Goldacre.

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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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