If you’re a fan of John Oliver’s brash and sarcastic sense of humor, you’ll probably enjoy this video on scientific studies and their misuse, misrepresentation in the media, the cherry picking results, and the silly way that studies are interpreted.
Next time someone tried to tell you that X causes Y because a study found a correlation…send them here to see how closely completely unrelated things can be correlated. For example, who knew that the number of people killed by … Continued
Did you know that there is a nicely annotated guide to the literature on home birth? Published by the University of British Columbia Midwifery Program, it is an open source document divided into the following categories: Section A Best available … Continued
There is a new study out on planned home birth, conducted using the MANA statistics database. You can read the full study through the link above. Reviews/commentary on the study can be found here: Evidence Based Birth, Rebecca Dekker Science … Continued
She doesn’t post often, but I really enjoy Hilda Bastian’s blog Statistically Funny. Her motto is “Commenting on the science of unbiased health research with cartoons” and she does it well, with both humor and education. I’ve had the article … Continued